Steven Gerrard states prediction for Liverpool v Man City

Steven Gerrard believes former club Liverpool will beat Man City in the League Cup final

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Steven Gerrard is backing Liverpool to beat Manchester City and win the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

The Reds are looking to win the League Cup for a record ninth time but face the 2014 winners in the showpiece at the home of English football.

Roberto Firmino,Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge can do some damage

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool were 4-1 winners when the sides met in the Premier League in November after Eliaquim Mangala’s own goal and efforts from Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Martin Skrtel.

Former Liverpool captain Gerrrd is confident Coutinho, Firmino and Daniel Sturridge can punish City’s defence at Wembley on Sunday.

“I believe they (Liverpool) will do it. They have an extra element which will make a massive difference: Jurgen Klopp,” Gerrard told Daily Telegraph.

“They have the players to hurt the City defence – Roberto Firmino,Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge can do some damage.

“City’s weakness is in defence, especially if Vincent Kompany is not 100 per cent, or if Joe Hart is not selected over Willy Cabellero.”

Gerrard won the League Cup three times during his 17-year career at boyhood club Liverpool.

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The 35-year-old was part of the Reds side that beat Birmingham City on penalties in 2001.

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Gerrard scored an impressive long-range goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Manchester United in the 2003 final.

The former Reds skipper lifted the League Cup for the final time in 2012 after a penalty shootout victory over Cardiff City.

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