Pep Guardiola refuses to compare Mohamed Salah to Lionel Messi

Virgil van Dijk Liverpool

He can not play for Barcelona in the Champions League as he is ineligible, but two - even one - medal would be welcome because they would be the first club honors the Brazil midfielder, 25, has won.

Before a time when Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Nicolas Otamendi were held up as examples of his catalytic coaching and to a series of turning points in what threatened to be an uncertain start to the season.

Chelsea (-375), off a short turnaround from a Carabao Cup match, hosts Leicester City (+1000, +475 draw).

Already an incredible feat if you agree with Guardiola's belief that the teams are now stronger and the competition more hard.

However, Liverpool had already caused their opponents sufficient problems prior to Mane's dismissal for Henry to think Jurgen Klopp's team can be just as risky this weekend.

It seems unusual to say that about a club who floundered in the title race in each of the past two seasons but Manchester City's stranglehold on the English game appears only to be increasing.

It was no exaggeration.

"The emergence of (Mohamed) Salah, that signing's been awesome".

Whether this is putting in a shift off the ball or his audacity in attack, he has become both the engine room and the creative hub of Guardiola's side.

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They have lost 14 out of 20 league matches at Anfield in the Premier League era, winning just once - in 2003.

His transformation has been exceptional under Pep Guardiola.

It is partly due to their record at Anfield: four straight defeats, no wins in 14. "He is a top lad, the most down-to-earth person you will meet". They have won 10 of 11 on the road.

Liverpool are 21/10 to win at Anfield.

The club have decided that they'd be willing to sell him, even to another Premier League side, and have named their price at £30 million for the 28 year old. Manchester City are looking to win yet another league game, while Liverpool will have aspirations of becoming the first English side to inflict a defeat on City this season. The Fab Four forwards have been reduced to the Fab Three yet with Adam Lalana fit again and ready to resume the attacking midfield role vacated by Coutinho, Liverpool's front-line should still fire on all cylinders. He has prospered by being positive.

"The players have two choices: Follow what you (the media) say, or follow me".

This time it can not derail a title charge. City have never beaten Liverpool in the Shiekh Mansour era and will want to change that in what has been a season to remember so far.

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