Key difference between Man City and Liverpool FC identified ahead of Premier League clash


Former Scotland international and Scottish expert Ally McCoist has highlighted how easily Liverpool are scoring goals at the moment compared to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Anfield on Sunday for what promises to be an intriguing Premier League clash.

The Reds lead the division by one point heading into the weekend’s games and have been in top scoring form throughout September, scoring 20 goals in all competitions during the month.

City are just one point behind Liverpool after an impressive win over Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League, although their momentum was shaken after a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

In contrast, Liverpool traveled to Porto and claimed a 5-1 victory. This means confidence will be high on the Reds’ side as they look to extend their lead over City to four points at the top of the table.

Speaking after both sides played in the Champions League on Tuesday, McCoist said he was struck by the ease with which goals were pouring in for Liverpool.

“They looked like such a threat,” said McCoist of Liverpool. “We’re talking about Manchester City, aren’t we? A number nine is missing. They are still doing well at City, of course.

“But the difference between the two sides – clearly from last night’s evidence – would be what a threat looks like for Liverpool, when you think City are going to have to work to achieve their goals.

“Liverpool look like they have a goal opportunity every time they run into the park. You know if it’s [Diogo] Jota, [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino who is coming, [Mohamed] Salah, they just looked absolutely amazing. “

At City, Liverpool will face the strongest defense in the Premier League, with Guardiola’s side conceding just one goal in their first six games. This also happened on the first weekend, when they were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham Hotspur.

City ended an 18-year winless wait at Anfield last season, when they hammered the Reds 4-1. However, it was played out in front of an empty stadium and a fit and well-supported Liverpool will make much tougher opponents this weekend.

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