Carragher names five changes he expects Liverpool to make vs City

February 5, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Jamie Carragher expects Liverpool to make five changes as they face Manchester City on Sunday in a crucial Premier League clash.

The Reds’ 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Wednesday night leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men seven points adrift of leaders City, who also have a game in hand.

The reigning champions have had to face a number of injuries this season with the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez suffering serious issues.

THE TREBLE: Saints response, OT goals, end of Liverpool era

A few players were missing against the Seagulls and Carragher has named the five changes he expects Klopp to make as they play City on Sunday.

“There are no secrets with how Liverpool play, they have caused City huge problems before,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“Guardiola has said this Liverpool team is the toughest he’s played against maybe in his managerial career.

“It’s not the Liverpool team we’ve seen in the last couple of years, but it will be different to what we saw against Brighton.

“I expect Alisson to be back, Fabinho could be back at centre-back, maybe the new centre-back Ozan Kabak plays with Jordan Henderson playing in midfield, and I think Sadio Mane will be back.

“If that is the case, it would feel like Liverpool had half of their team back, so that would be a lot stronger proposition and I think Liverpool will give City a really good game, I really do.

“Let’s not forget, this is a different City with no Sergio Aguero or Kevin De Bruyne, and this season has been all about keeping clean sheets.

“Liverpool have been struggling to score goals against certain types of teams, but I wouldn’t class City as one of them. City aren’t a defensive team, they are very good defensively, that’s a big difference.”