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Manchester City are preparing to host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, November 8. Ahead of the game, BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.
Lawrenson expects City to win with a 2-0 score.
“Liverpool boss Klopp has got decisions to make in defence and attack.
“Up front, I am a big fan of Roberto Firmino and what he does for the team but Diogo Jota has got the same work ethic and is scoring goals too – he is on fire at the moment.
“At the back, if Joel Matip is fit I would pair him with Joe Gomez. Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams have done well – against West Ham and Atalanta respectively – but this is a very different game, with far more pressure involved and against a much better side.
“Whoever Klopp goes with, it is not a good time for them to be going to the Etihad while they are trying to build a new partnership because any mistake they make will be pounced upon.
“That’s why I am going for City to win. Liverpool are going into this round of fixtures on top of the table so there is no suggestion they are struggling – it is just they are not at their very best at the moment.
“They are going to lose games and the title race is going to be tighter than last year, I have no doubts about that.
“Liverpool will still cause City problems on Sunday too, though. Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias have looked solid at the back so far, but they haven’t been properly tested yet.
“That will happen here – and it not just about the two centre-backs, it is the whole back four who get a workout when you play Liverpool. They come at you from all angles and if there is a weakness, they sniff it out.
Lawrenson’s score prediction: 2-0
source – BBC
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