Manchester City vs Liverpool team news: Reds get James Milner injury boost, but Kevin De Bruyne likely to miss Premier League clash

Liverpool should be able to call upon James Milner for their Premier League showdown with Manchester City.

The former City midfielder is available again after missing the Reds’ last two outings with a muscular problem.

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Liverpool star James Milner should be fit to face Man City

Alberto Moreno is also available having recovered from a back complaint but Dominic Solanke, who hasn’t featured in the league this season, won’t make the squad due to injury.

Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita both started on the bench in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Arsenal and are pushing to be recalled to the starting line-up.

Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are long-term absentees.

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Man City star Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss the clash with Liverpool
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As for champions City, Pep Guardiola is set to be without star man Kevin De Bruyne yet again.

The Belgium midfielder has only played a handful of matches this term, but is back in training and there was hope he could face Liverpool.

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It may prove to be a title-deciding clash at the Etihad on Thursday

But the influential 27-year-old is unlikely to be ready in time for the game.

In better news for Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan is fit to return after missing Sunday’s win at Southampton.

Fabian Delph is suspended while Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo remain out.

City are in need of a victory having slipped seven points behind league leaders Liverpool.

The two sides drew 0-0 at Anfield in October but the Reds head into tomorrow’s blockbuster having won nine consecutive top-flight matches.

Man City vs Liverpool predicted line-ups

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, Silva, Fernandinho, Silva, Sane, Aguero, Sterling

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino

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