‘He is a threat’: Klopp warns his Liverpool FC team about Man City star

Jurgen Klopp warns his Liverpool FC side that they will have to be at their best to stop Raheem Sterling on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool FC team that they will have to be at their best if they want to keep Raheem Sterling quiet in their clash with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are preparing to welcome the Citizens to Anfield on Sunday as they look to continue their fine start to the new Premier League season.

Liverpool FC are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table and they are six points ahead of City heading into Sunday’s showdown.

The Merseyside outfit know that securing a win against the Citizens would lift them nine points clear at the top of the table heading into the final international break of 2019.

Sterling has been in fine form for Manchester City so far this season, scoring 13 goals and making three assists in all competitions for the Sky Blues.

And Klopp has acknowledged that the England international will be one of Manchester City’s major threats for the clash at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference, Klopp said: “He [Sterling] was always a big threat. I don’t want to judge this.

“It looks like [he is] improving and improving and improving. Good for Man City and good for England. This morning I saw a goal he scored against Man City when he was still a Liverpool player – it was a nice one.

“Obviously he was already a big talent at that time. A fantastic footballer player; I can say absolutely nothing bad about him, I don’t think anything bad about him.

“He is outstanding and yes, improving in the last couple of years.

“I heard Pep saying once, ‘OK, if he starts finishing off all the situations he has, he will really be there.’

“But he is a threat, how you can imagine. But not the only one, unfortunately, that’s the problem we have.”

Liverpool FC are aiming to go a step further than they did last season and win the Premier League title this term, after they finished a point behind Manchester City back in May.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Man United’s impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham
Anthony Martial (Photo: The Sport Review)
‘He’s unbelievably fast’: Anthony Martial raves about Man United midfielder
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes sends message to Man United board about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp drops Liverpool FC transfer hint ahead of January window
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United could appoint 49-year-old as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement – report
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard sends clear message to Chelsea FC fans about Mason Mount
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Scott McTominay
‘He was dominant’: Jose Mourinho raves about Man United star
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker sends warning to Liverpool FC’s title rivals
Christian Pulisic
‘Really exciting’: Lampard purrs about Chelsea FC playmaker after win over Villa