Dietmar Hamann states his prediction for Man City v Liverpool

Dietmar Hamann looks ahead to Liverpool's trip to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Dietmar Hamann is tipping Liverpool to take a point from their crunch clash with Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds head into the game looking to build on their 2-1 comeback win over Burnley at Anfield last weekend as they bid to keep their top-four hopes on track.

Liverpool headed into this weekend’s round of fixtures in fourth place in the Premier League table as Jurgen Klopp aims to steer the Reds into the Champions League for next season.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after suffering a demoralising Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco last week.

Former Liverpool and Manchester City star Hamann is expecting to see the two teams share the spoils in a low-scoring game at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

Writing in his blog for Paddy Power, Hamann said: “I expect them to press high at the start against Man City to hunt another mistake, especially as the Citizens will be a bit fragile and possibly low on confidence.

“The Reds will hassle the home side and make it as awkward as possible for them. While I wouldn’t say it’s a must win for Pep, it’s certainly a ‘must not lose’ for Liverpool.

“City won’t want to lose either as things can go awry very quickly for them if they do. Manchester City has always been a volatile club. I thought they’d be fine under Guardiola, but then again it’s City!

“The easy angle is to say there’ll be goals because of both teams’ defensive frailties, but it’s time now for both of them to learn. I can see a low-scoring game because at some stage both sides have got to be a more cautious.

“Liverpool would certainly take a draw. After City’s midweek showing they’d probably take it as well – I’m going for a 0-0 or 1-1.”

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Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League and without a trophy last season.

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