By Jeorge Bird For Mailonline
Published: 12:46 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 12:46 BST, 24 October 2020
Joe Cole believes that Manchester City have been 'given a lift' by the news that Virgil van Dijk is set for a lengthy spell out with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Liverpool defender Van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering the injury against Everton last weekend.
Although Liverpool won the Premier League title at a canter last season, Cole believes that City are now favourites to win the league this campaign.
Joe Cole believes Manchester City will be boosted by Virgil van Dijk's serious injury
Cole feels that Pep Guardiola's side will now have a better