Los Blancos are of course now 16 points behind Barça in the Spanish title race following Sunday's 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo to kick off the new calendar year and have scored far fewer goals at this stage of the season than they have done for many years.
Switching to Liverpool from AS Roma for an African and club record of €42million, he proved to be worth every penny since the summer.
Liverpool emerged victorious from both matches but will be delighted to welcome their top goalscorer back for the visit of Pep Guardiola's unbeaten Premier League leaders.
Well, in Italy, it's being reported, through Sky Sports Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, that Real Madrid want to sign Liverpool's Salah in response to Barcelona snapping up Philippe Coutinho for a whopping £142 million.
Alberto Moreno could also be fit for the Man City game.
Liverpool play high-flying Manchester City this weekend, in a matchup that sees two of the Premier League's hottest teams face off.