Having lived all over Europe, Liverpool's new central defender is a seasoned man at 25.
Manager's philosophy is fundamental to the revival at Anfield but his defence requires new leaders.
City need just four points to take the English Premier League top spot in one of the most unpredictable title races in years.
English football club Liverpool will offer captain Steven Gerrard a new contract to keep him at Anfield for at least the next two years.
Liverpool could become English Premier League champions for the first time in 24 years after they moved closer to the title with a win over Man City.
In just two seasons, manager Brendan Rodgers has taken Liverpool to the top of the English Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers's Merseyside team surged to the top of the English Premier League table after beating Londoners Tottenham Hotspur at home.
Luis Suarez scored in each half as Liverpool won 3-1 at Sunderland, to climb to second place in the table.
Manchester United plays the last of today's five matches in the Premier League against Swansea
The Premier Soccer League has stopped Ajax Cape Town from playing against Liverpool, saying it would take publicity away from the league final.
Liverpool ended Tottenham Hotspur's 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty sealed a 3-2 win at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes there is plenty to come from Steven Gerrard as he prepares to make his 600th appearance for the club.
Brendan Rodgers has been appointed Liverpool manager with the club's owners hailing him as the man with the vision to bring back the glory days.
Liverpool's 1-0 home loss to Fulham has done nothing to improve their morale ahead of their FA Cup final against Chelsea at the weekend.
Chelsea have apologised after some of their fans did not honour the minute's silence before their FA Cup semi to remember the Hillsborough tragedy.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has come under increasing pressure to get results after an embarrassing six losses in seven games.
Kenny Dalglish has admitted Liverpool has problems after their defeat against Newcastle United -- their sixth loss in seven Premier League matches.
Liverpool's League Cup win has ended their six-year trophy drought at Wembley, which their manager says could spur them on for more success.
Premier League high-flyers Tottenham Hotspur were held to a shock goalless draw away to third tier Stevenage in the FA Cup fifth round.