Liverpool will tear expansive Man City apart, claims Jason McAteer
Liverpool will tear Manchester City apart if the Citizens attempt to play expansive football at Anfield, according to Jason McAteer
Liverpool will tear Manchester City apart if Manuel Pellegrini’s side attempt to play expansive football at Anfield, according to ex-Red Jason McAteer.
Brendan Rodgers’s side, who are currently top of the Premier League table, face the third-placed Citizens in a potential title decider on Merseyside on 13 April.
Manchester City and the way they play won’t change. They’ll be expansive. At Anfield, that will be a mistake and Liverpool will tear them apart
Liverpool were emphatic 4-0 winners against Everton, romped to a 5-1 victory over Arsenal, and most recently, beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at Anfield this year.
And McAteer feels the Reds should be more concerned about potential banana skin fixtures at West Ham United, Norwich City and Crystal Palace in the title run-in.
“Everyone was worried about the Spurs game but I was actually more worried about the Sunderland game a couple of weeks ago when we were talking about the game we have left,” McAteer told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“The teams I’m worrying about is more of a West Ham next week. They’ve had an inconsistent season and you don’t know what you’re going to get. Then you’ve got Norwich and Crystal Palace – who thought they’d beat Chelsea?
“These teams are fighting for their lives and they’re setup well and good on set-plays. All it takes if Liverpool not to break someone down, the opposition sneak a goal and beat Liverpool, and then Liverpool have to bounce back.
“Still think there is a lot of football to be played. The dangerous games for me are the West Ham, Norwich and Palace games.
“Manchester City and the way they play won’t change. They’ll be expansive. At Anfield, that will be a mistake and Liverpool will tear them apart.
“Chelsea they’ll go for it at Anfield because they’ll have to and I think that will be an open game and that will help Liverpool.”