‘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
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.