Liverpool receive a huge advantage ahead of Man City clash

Liverpool have been handed a huge boost ahead of the huge Premier League clash against Manchester City after the English FA cleared Sadio Mane of any wrongdoing in the game against Arsenal.¬†Mane appeared to put his hands around the neck of the Swiss defender during Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League win over Arsenal at Anfield.

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Match referee Michael Oliver saw the incident – which happened after just seven minutes – and awarded a free-kick.It is good news for Jurgen Klopp’s side with Mane now available to play against Manchester City on Thursday.

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Liverpool lead the Premier League seven points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s City. Guardiola said at the weekend that City would have to beat Liverpool on Thursday¬†or the fight to retain their Premier League crown would be over.