Andy Gray: Why Man City will beat Liverpool
Andy Gray is tipping Man City to ease past Liverpool
Andy Gray has backed Manchester City to beat Liverpool in Saturday evening’s Etihad Stadium clash.
The Citizens can reclaim top spot with victory over Jurgen Klopp’s side after Manchester United hoisted themselves above City thanks to a 2-1 victory over Watford.
Liverpool will look to make life really difficult for City and they can do
Manuel Pellegrini’s side were 3-1 winners in this fixture last season, whilst Liverpool suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in their most-recent Premier League outing.
Former Aston Villa and Everton star Gray believes the two-time Premier League champions will have too much for the Merseyside outfit in Saturday’s late kick-off.
Gray told Paddy Power: “The tie of the weekend and the Reds will want to bounce back after their first loss in seven games under Jurgen Klopp when Crystal Palace did them 2-1 before the International break.
“City will be motivated by the chance to go top of the table again but they play Juventus away mid-week so watch what team they play.
“Liverpool will look to make life really difficult for City and they can do. City can win this by a brace and I fancy a 3-1 scoreline.”
Liverpool are in 11th place and nine points behind Pellegrini’s side after a shock 2-1 defeat by Palace in their most recent Premier League.
The Reds, who appointed Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’s replacement, have won just four of their 12 Premier League games this season.
The Premier League runners-up have 26 points after winning eight of their 12 top-flight games this term.