However it has now been confirmed that he will not be in the squad for this weekend’s game, and may also miss Wednesday night’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid in Spain.
Reds boss Rafa Benitez confirmed, “We don’t know if he’ll be back for the game in midweek. But he will not be involved against City.
“He is improving but we cannot take any risks so he won’t be in the squad.”
Liverpool are also without midfielder Xabi Alonso who is suspended after collecting five yellow cards, so a midfield partnership of Lucas Leiva and Javier Mascherano is expected.