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Manchester City bid £45million for Shakhtar's Fred

Manchester City bid £45million for Shakhtar's Fred

Having not lost a single game this season, Manchester City are strolling their way to the league title but Anfield has never been kind to the Blue half of Manchester. Manchester City have told Shakhtar Donetsk that they are willing to pay around £45m to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred (24).

They will be hoping that the arrival of new defender, Virgil van Dijk will help stop Pep Guardiola's irresistible frontline.

Salah should go straight back into the Liverpool attack alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The German will reveal more on Moreno's fitness and issue an update on the shape of the rest of his first-team squad in his pre-City address to the media on Friday.

City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said his team would just focus on their own performance.

Judging by the timeline put forward by Klopp, the more likely is that the current Liverpool boss turned down Manchester United in 2014 after Moyes. "They play really good and if you don't respect that, you have a problem", Klopp said.

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Sir Alex Ferguson once famously claimed that a genuinely great goalkeeper is worth around fifteen points a season, and if you look at the other teams in the Premier League's "big six" then that certainly makes sense given the calibre they can boast. We have such a strong group here, they really love working together, if you would have seen the sessions this week they are on fire.

Liverpool FC are 18 points behind the runaway leaders but are in a good position to secure successive top-four finishes in the Premier League.

The Premier League leaders had a £60m bid for the Chile global accepted in August, only for the proposed transfer to collapse as Arsenal failed in their attempt to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco as a replacement.

Manchester United wrap up this weekend's proceedings by hosting Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday evening (8pm).

Since December 23, City have registered five wins and a draw in all competitions and only three goals have been conceded during that period, but the manner of some of their recent results suggests that there are chinks in their armour which can be exposed by the Merseyside giants, who will meet high-press with high-press.

Tottenham face Everton in tomorrow's evening kick-off (5.30pm) before Bournemouth host Arsenal on Sunday (1.30pm).