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Jurgen Klopp puts Liverpool stars through paces in floodlit session ahead of crunch title showdown with rivals Manchester City Liverpool are preparing to lock horns with their closest rivals Manchester City  The Reds travel to the Etihad on Thursday evening for the crunch fixture  Seven points currently separates the sides at the Premier League summit  Jurgen Klopp put his stars through their paces during a floodlit training session 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 09:27 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 09:29 GMT, 2 January 2019

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Jurgen Klopp put his side through a late, floodlit training session this week as Liverpool prepare for their date with destiny clash against Manchester City on Thursday evening.

The Reds will travel to the Etihad as Premier League leaders, knowing victory could open up a nine-point lead at the summit as the campaign enters the business end of proceedings.

City currently sit in third place, one point adrift of Tottenham, knowing victory over the Reds is paramount if they are to remain on track with retaining their Premier League title.

Roberto Firmino pulled out the flicks and tricks as Liverpool went about their training work

Roberto Firmino pulled out the flicks and tricks as Liverpool went about their training work

Influential summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri wrapped up against the elements for the evening

Influential summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri wrapped up against the elements for the evening

Naby Keita has returned to action and will be eyeing a starting spot against the champions

Naby Keita has returned to action and will be eyeing a starting spot against the champions

Adam Lallana has been quietly going about his work in hope of breaking back into the side

Adam Lallana has been quietly going about his work in hope of breaking back into the side

Dejan Lovren is expected to feature at the heart of defence alongside Virgil van Dijk

Dejan Lovren is expected to feature at the heart of defence alongside Virgil van Dijk

Mohamed Salah was in high spirits as he joined in with the session on New Years day

Mohamed Salah was in high spirits as he joined in with the session on New Years

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