By Danny Wright
Jermaine Jenas has predicted that Liverpool will manage to avoid defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday.
The ex-Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder believes that the Reds will be able to take advantage of City’s style of play and travel back down the M62 with at least a point after the final whistle.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are going into the City clash on the back of scoring four goals in both of their last two matches which included a 4-0 hammering of Arsenal before the international break.
Although Jenas didn’t back Liverpool to win outright, he does think that they will be good enough to get something against Pep Guardiola’s expensive side.
“I don’t see Liverpool losing this game,” said Jenas, as shown on BB5 5 Live Sport’s official Twitter account on Friday.
“I think when you look at the history of the fixture and the way I know both teams are going to play.”
He added: “Liverpool’s biggest strength is going to be the fact that Manchester City are going to try and play a certain way and Liverpool will capitalise on that.
“Because Manchester City won’t miss out on that first section of play and miss out that press it’s going to catch them out.”
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) September 8, 2017
Jenas may also be correct in suggesting that history is on Liverpool’s side as they have not lost a league game against the Manchester City in over three years and last term saw them pick up four points across the home and away fixtures as they remained unbeaten against top six opposition.
Both the Reds and their Saturday rivals have the ability to go top of the Premier League table if results go their way over the course of the weekend, adding an extra incentive for the two sides who look as though they may be gunning for the title this term.
In other Liverpool news, Robbie Savage has also given his prediction for the game.