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Joe Cole claims Manchester City will have been 'given a lift' by Virgil van Dijk's season-ending ACL injury as Joleon Lescott insists teams will now believe they can beat Liverpool without their talismanic centre-back Joe Cole says Manchester City will be boosted by Virgil van Dijk's injury  Liverpool defender van Dijk is set to be sidelined for the rest of the campaign  Cole believes City will now have confidence that they can win the title 

By Jeorge Bird For Mailonline

Published: 12:46 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 12:46 BST, 24 October 2020

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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

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 chance of winning the league title

Cole feels that Pep Guardiola's side will now have a better

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