Every now and then there comes a match which not only has the potential to define a season but also possesses the power to force a seismic change in the football tide; and Liverpool’s visit to the Etihad tonight is one such game.
The January transfer window has not yet opened and already a huge deal has been agreed, with Virgil van Dijk heading from Southampton to Liverpool for what is understood to be £75million, the highest price ever paid for a defender.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal last night called for the FA to take disciplinary action against Leicester defender Robert Huth as his own player Marouane Fellaini faces punishment for throwing an elbow during the teams’ 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
For all the well-wishes and patronising pats on the back Leicester have earned this season, Tuesday night may well have seen Man City and Arsenal fans anxiously thumb the Foxes fixture list for the very first time. Claudio Ranieri’s boys have stuck around much longer than expected.