As Liverpool bid to make history and become World Champions in the Club World Cup final in Qatar, Manchester City face Leicester in a crucial clash at the top of the Premier League that could have important ramifications for Jurgen Klopp’s side back home.

The Reds are currently top of the league, ten points clear of second-placed Leicester City, while Man City remain 14 points behind, meaning they can ill-afford any further slip-ups.

Saturday’s evening contest means that at least one of the two sides will drop points in the title race. As such, Liverpool could find themselves with a game in hand and in a position of greater strength when they return from Qatar, with a draw the dream result to keep both clubs at bay. 

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The state of play

Whilst Liverpool fans have most of their attention on the Club World Cup this evening, there is the little matter of second against third in the Premier League.

That means Leicester City travelling to two-time reigning champions Manchester City in a huge Premier League clash.

Liverpool lead Leicester by ten points and have a 14-point edge over City.

The Reds will have a game in hand on their rivals after the clash at the Etihad Stadium so it’s vital City close the gap.

Liverpool fans, however, will likely be hoping for a draw while they aim to become world champions.