Liverpool will be eyeing the record Premier League points haul when they travel to Manchester City on Thursday. Last season’s Premier League champions will be looking to dent Jurgen Klopp’s aspirations of breaking their record set with a 1-0 win at Southampton on the final day of the 2017/18 campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s side became the first-ever team to put 100 points on the board and now Liverpool are looking to blow them away in stunning fashion.
The Reds can get a maximum of 107 points but still have to face City, Chelsea and Arsenal before they rewrite the record books.
City will give Liverpool a guard of honour as they enter the pitch for the crunch showdown.
Although there is no title at stake, City will be keen to show Liverpool they will come back fighting next season.
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Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson are set to be in midfield.
The front three picks itself with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino leading the line.
The Reds have had eight days off since their last match against the Eagles at Anfield.
Klopp was keen to let his players enjoy the title celebrations before they returned to training on Friday.
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The German has praised his opposite number Guardiola for the humility he has shown following Liverpool’s title triumph.
“He’s an exceptional guy. I really like the family and I respect him a lot,” Klopp said.
“Usually we don’t have contact over a season. Nothing has changed.
“He’s a competitor, he wants to win but he accepts when he lost – it just doesn’t happen that often!”
Liverpool predicted line-up: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino.
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