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Jamie Carragher has identified five changes that Liverpool should make against Manchester City.
The Reds faced another defeat in the Premier League on Wednesday night, with Brighton beating Jurgen Klopp’s side with a score of 1 – 0. After the result, they are sitting in 4th place in the league table and are set to face the Citizens at the weekend.
Carragher thinks Liverpool are now far from defending their league title but points out five potential changes Klopp can make to improve his side’s display in the upcoming clash.
“Andy Robertson has come out and said Liverpool aren’t in the title race, and I think that is the right way to look at it at the moment,” he told Sky Sports.
“Liverpool have to be looking at the top four positions, and to say the obvious, take each game as it comes because the form is so down.
“There are so many changes to the team that you are never quite sure what it’s going to be. Alisson was out at the last minute against Brighton and Liverpool are still waiting for players to come back.
“So I think from now, if you were to offer Liverpool a top-four finish they would take that and shake on it.”
Then he added: “There are no secrets with how Liverpool play, they have caused City huge problems before.
“Guardiola has said this Liverpool team is the toughest he’s played against maybe in his managerial career.
“It’s not the Liverpool team we’ve seen in the last couple of years, but it will be different to what we saw against Brighton.
“I expect Alisson to be back, Fabinho could be back at centre-back, maybe the new centre-back Ozan Kabak plays with Jordan Henderson playing in midfield, and I think Sadio Mane will be back.
“If that is the case, it would feel like Liverpool had half of their team back, so that would be a lot stronger proposition and I think Liverpool will give City a really good game, I really do.
“Let’s not forget, this is a different City with no Sergio Aguero or Kevin De Bruyne, and this season has been all about keeping clean sheets.
“Liverpool have been struggling to score goals against certain types of teams, but I wouldn’t class City as one of them. City aren’t a defensive team, they are very good defensively, that’s a big difference.”
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