The Reds' Premier League title challenge could be in danger by injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, according to Liverpool legend Steve McManaman.
Pep Guardiola has been hit by injuries to some key players and ex-Liverpool midfielder McManaman is chary that the same thing could happen at Anfield.
“If Liverpool get a bad injury to Van Dijk or to Salah, at the same time, your thoughts start to change,” he told BT Sport.
Liverpool travel to Manchester on Thursday, where their lead over City could be further reduced, leaving the title race wide open once again.
“Of course Liverpool are absolutely flying at the moment but I'd still say Manchester City have got that little bit of an edge,” 46-year-old McManaman admitted.
“They have got them at home next and they have won the league before. I don't want to put too much pressure on Liverpool. Of course I want Liverpool to win the league, it goes without saying.”
From their first 20 Premier League games this season, Liverpool have won 54 points.
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