Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City

The Arsenal legend is backing Mohamed Salah to get on the score sheet but Liverpool FC and Man City to share the spoils on Wednesday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah Photo: Mohamed Salah / Instagram

Charlie Nicholas is backing Mohamed Salah to score at Anfield in their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night but is tipping Manchester City to leave Liverpool FC with a 1-1 draw and vital away goal.

The Egypt international moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options ahead of the 2017-18 season.

The signing has proved a masterstroke after Salah took his tally to an incredible 37 goals and 10 assists in 41 games in all competitions last weekend following his winner at Crystal Palace.

The African forward was on the score sheet in Liverpool FC’s dramatic 4-3 win against the Premier League leaders in their last meeting at Anfield back in February.

However, the Eastlands outfit were 5-0 winners against the Merseyside club at the Etihad Stadium back in September, although Sadio Mane’s sending off contributed to the one-sided result.

Former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas believes Liverpool FC and Manchester City will settle for a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night.

“Well, can we have another 4-3? Anything is possible when these two meet, although I think there will be a bit of an adjustment from City’s approach,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.

“I think City will be more reserved and compact as last time Liverpool cut through the middle of them, so they’ll want to force them out wide.

“Yes, Liverpool deserved to win when they met here in the league but there were crazy spells where either side could have run away with it.

“This is a game where Mohamed Salah can cement himself as the PFA Player of the Year and leave Kevin De Bruyne to be content with just the Premier League title and a League Cup win.

“However, I still think this tie will be alive if Liverpool win 3-1 and I think there will be everything to play for in the second leg.”

Liverpool FC signed Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton in the January transfer window.

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