Arch-rivals United, who have dropped just four points since 1 November, would go level on points with the leaders if they beat Aston Villa on Friday.
Former Manchester City, Aston Villa star Gareth Barry retires after record-breaking 653 Premier League appearances
The former England international midfielder was released by newly-promoted Premier League side West Bromwich Albion at the end of the season having played just six times for them in the 2019/20 campaign.
Premier League: James Milner says Liverpool must remain hungry for success, cannot get carried away by top-flight triumph
Englishman Milner, who won two Premier League titles with City before joining Liverpool in 2015, expects a strong response from Pep Guardiola’s team.
Premier League: How Liverpool's three key forces came together to deliver historic title after 30 years
It took a while for Liverpool to get the right ingredients, but once they had the recipe, Liverpool FC embarked on an unstoppable, inexorable march of clinical performances that bore witness to their greatness.
Premier League: Liverpool's Sadio Mane, James Milner return from injuries, in contention for tie against Norwich, confirms Jurgen Klopp
'Millie (Milner) and Sadio are back. When they are back you start thinking (about starting them) immediately,' Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said.
FA Cup: Liverpool Under-23 manager Neil Critchley lauds James Milner for training with colts ahead of Shrewsbury win
Liverpool's youngest-ever starting side won their FA Cup fourth-round match against Shrewsbury Town 1-0 on Tuesday
With Klopp determined that he and his senior players had the week off during English football's new midseason break, Liverpool fielded their youngest ever team for a competitive match
Premier League: Liverpool destroy Leicester City to go 13 points clear at top; Manchester United beat Newcastle
Leicester, the closest challenger, were blown away in a 4-0 victory that pushes Liverpool closer to ending a three-decade title drought.
Liverpool won the last of their 18 top-flight league titles in 1990 and Milner said the team were expecting another tight title race in which defending champions City push them every step of the way
Premier League: 'Resilient' Liverpool's unprecedented spree of wins gives mileage to early dreams of title victory
Klopp's men were worthy of three points. This wasn't Liverpool grinding out a win after the team had not played well. This was the Reds marching on in the face of disappointment and grabbing a win they fully deserved.
Premier League: Late James Milner penalty takes Liverpool eight points clear in first place; Tottenham rocked by Brighton
Liverpool won for the 17th consecutive league game thanks to Milner's dramatic contribution to a thrilling clash at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's side ruined Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers' first return to Liverpool since being replaced by the German in 2015
League Cup: 16-year-old Harvey Elliott becomes youngest player to start for Liverpool against Milton Keynes Dons
Harvey Elliott became the youngest player ever to start a competitive match for Liverpool as the winger played in Wednesday's 2-0 League Cup win at Milton Keynes Dons aged 16 years and 174 days old.
Highlights, UEFA Champions league final 2019, Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: Liverpool win sixth Champions League title
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Champions League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hails players' giants mentality after scripting memorable win
Jurgen Klopp celebrated Liverpool's incredible Champions League semi-final success against Barcelona with a profanity-laced victory speech.
Premier League: Liverpool midfielder James Milner backs Manchester United to defeat title rivals Manchester City
Milner, who won the Premier League title with City before joining Liverpool, wants United to do bitter rivals Liverpool a favour by beating City and increasing the pressure on them in the final weeks of the season
Premier League: Liverpool regain lead in title race with hard-fought win over relegation-threatened Cardiff
Liverpool continue to put the pressure on Manchester City as a hard-fought win at relegation-threatened Cardiff moved them back top of the Premier League.
Premier League: Liverpool emerge from another nerve-jangling night with victory against Tottenham Hostpur
The question now is not whether the Liverpool players have it in them, but if Liverpool fans can hold their jangling nerves.
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Premier League: Liverpool return to the top of the table with hard-fought victory at struggling Fulham
Liverpool usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Champions League: Liverpool's ability to raise their game when it matters bodes well for challenge on two fronts
If Klopp’s players can sustain this level of football, a return to the Champions League final may well be within their grasp. As Liverpool showed against Bayern, it can raise gears according to the demands of the occasion.