Liverpool should focus on stopping Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne over Erling Haaland, says Jamie Carragher | Football News

Speaking on the Essential Football podcast, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher analyses the place this weekend’s Super Sunday conflict between Liverpool and Manchester City might be gained and misplaced.

Liverpool nonetheless have not grew to become a nook

I don’t believe Liverpool are within the name race, now not as a result of the issues distinction at the back of Manchester City – they are now not simply enjoying neatly sufficient. They do not seem like a workforce in a position to difficult for the name.

Right now, I believe Jurgen Klopp and everybody related can be Liverpool can be rather proud of a top-four place come the top of the season. Then see how neatly they do within the cups after which try to restructure for subsequent season with regards to going for the largest trophies.

I don’t believe the 7-1 win over Rangers in midweek will trick Jurgen Klopp into considering that the entirety’s positive. Liverpool have had a couple of effects this season the place you suppose: is that this the one who will get them again on monitor?

They had the 9-0 win over Bournemouth and a few just right leads to the Champions League and you’ll suppose, on the again of that, Liverpool would do neatly after which they installed a efficiency like they do towards Brighton. It’s been in reality stop-start.

Jamie Carragher has blamed Liverpool's midfield for their defensive struggles at the beginning of this season.
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Liverpool pass into the Super Sunday conflict at house to Manchester City as underdogs

From Jurgen Klopp’s standpoint, he’s going to know the variation between Rangers and Manchester City is like evening and day.

Everyone might be in a just right temper – supporters and avid gamers it will be having a look ahead to the Manchester City recreation much more after the trepidation of Arsenal – however I don’t believe any individual has felt like Liverpool have grew to become a nook.

I nonetheless really feel Liverpool can win this recreation, there is no doubt about that. They have top-quality avid gamers who have not hit their shape this season. They can produce that during a one-off recreation at house towards Man City.

Focus on stopping De Bruyne over Haaland

Erling Haaland embraces Kevin De Bruyne after scoring for Man City vs Sevilla
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Erling Haaland embraces Kevin De Bruyne after scoring for Man City

Two Manchester City avid gamers soar out as avid gamers to wait for Liverpool – Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, however they are virtually like a bundle in combination!

I’d virtually be extra targeted on De Bruyne slightly than Haaland on this recreation. If you give up De Bruyne, you’re taking 50 in line with cent clear of Haaland in addition to the relationship the 2 have were given is there already. And for me, De Bruyne is the most efficient midfielder on this planet.

Yes, Haaland has been an absolute sensation within the Premier League however he wishes servicing and you’ll be able to’t get any individual higher than De Bruyne.

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Our Gillette Labs Precision Play this week is Kevin de Bruyne’s pinpoint go to Erling Haaland all the way through Manchester City’s resounding win over Manchester United.

When you have got the most efficient passer of the ball that the Premier League has ever observed, it surely is helping if in case you have Haaland up entrance.

If Haaland used to be enjoying for Liverpool presently, there is no means he would have scored the quantity of objectives he has now as he shouldn’t have had that high quality at the back of him, plus the best way Liverpool are enjoying presently.

Salah used to be enjoying at Haaland’s degree closing yr

Mo Salah came off the bench to score a second-half hat-trick for Liverpool at Rangers in the Champions League
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Mo Salah got here off the bench to attain a second-half hat-trick for Liverpool at Rangers within the Champions League

I’ve were given no downside with Mo Salah presently. A large number of individuals are having a look at his exact place, is he entering sufficient goalscoring positions?

Well, I don’t believe Klopp has modified his function, he is simply now not discovered himself in unhealthy positions as a lot.

People are wondering Salah, however he is set his requirements. While we are speaking about Haaland this season, that used to be Salah in his first season. We should not disregard that he scored 25 to 30 objectives each season and I believe he’s going to get as regards to that once more.

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Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah’s six-minute hat-trick used to be ‘standard’ however reserved reward for the entire facet after their 7-1 win at Rangers.

But it is tricky for any participant to play at their very best when the workforce isn’t enjoying neatly and profitable. That is a huge downside.

Individuals want to fortify for Liverpool however as a collective they want to fortify, then the person performances gets nearer to the previous couple of years.

Carra’s Super Sunday prediction


Sunday sixteenth October 4:00pm


Kick off 4:30pm


I do not be expecting Liverpool to take a backward step – it isn’t their taste. They’re at Anfield so I be expecting to make use of the gang and be in reality competitive and make it as tricky as they are able to for Manchester City.

I believe it’s going to be a difficult recreation for each. Manchester City do not have a super file at Anfield however Liverpool are up towards the most efficient workforce on this planet. I believe it’s going to be a super recreation and a draw once more – 1-1 or 2-2 like closing season.

Watch Liverpool vs Manchester City reside on Sky Sports Super Sunday this weekend from 4pm; kick-off 4.30pm

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