Guillem Balague names Liverpool FC’s main weakness ahead of Man City clash

Guillem Balague picks out what he thinks is Liverpool FC's big weak point ahead of their Man City showdown

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Guillem Balague believes that Liverpool FC’s main weakness is not their defence – but building from the back.

The Reds are preparing for their crunch Champions League showdown with Manchester City at Anfield on Wednesday night as they look to take the initiative in the quarter-final first leg.

Liverpool FC have been earning huge amounts of praise for their free-flowing attacking performances under Jurgen Klopp this season but there are still some question marks about their defence.

However, Spanish football expert Balague believes that the Reds’ rearguard has been looking much stronger in recent games, and feels that their weak ability at building from the back could be what Manchester City can capitalise on at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Balague said: “The biggest weakness of Liverpool for me is not so much the mistakes they make defensively because Loris Karius is playing well and the defence is strong.

“It’s the building from the back and that is the strength of Man City.

“Liverpool struggled against Crystal Palace building from the back and that’s where some of the danger came from, and Man City are fantastic at breaking that build-up play.”

Liverpool FC warmed up for the game by coming from a goal down to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Anfield in the top flight on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester City, meanwhile, were 3-1 winners at Everton, a result which means that they will win the Premier League title if they beat Manchester United at The Etihad next weekend.

Liverpool FC are currently third in the Premier League table as they look to secure a spot in the Champions League group stage for next season.

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