Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shall be nervous forward of this weekend’s conflict with Manchester Metropolis.
The defending champions are the early pacesetters within the Premier League this season with 16 factors from their opening seven matches however their defensive frailties have been uncovered.
Liverpool are going through the prospect of being with out star man Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season because of damage and, in his absence, maintain the second-worst defensive report within the top-flight.
Solely West Brom have conceded extra objectives this season than the 15 Liverpool have shipped whereas Metropolis, as compared, have the joint second-best defensive report with simply eight objectives conceded.
Whereas Metropolis haven’t been firing on all cylinders thus far this season, Neville believes that there’s sufficient in Pep Guardiola’s squad to go away Klopp sweating because of the absence of Van Dijk.
Metropolis prolonged their unbeaten run to seven video games in all competitions as they beat Sheffield United on Saturday.
The Blues have not tasted defeat since their 5-2 loss to Leicester in September and go into their subsequent sport towards Olympiacos filled with confidence.
Metropolis have began their Champions League marketing campaign immaculately, scoring three objectives in every of their first two group video games and gathering most factors.
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“I assumed the signings of Diogo Jota and Thiago have been intelligent, they (Liverpool) supplemented what they already had,” Neville stated on the Gary Neville Podcast. “It would not shock me if in a number of weeks time they go and cope with that difficulty of Van Dijk and possibly usher in a centre-back simply to get them via, whether or not it is on mortgage till the tip of the season or a extra everlasting answer.
“I feel Jurgen Klopp shall be nervous of what may occur, they are going to be extra uncovered. I am trying ahead to seeing Manchester Metropolis vs Liverpool this Sunday as a result of that shall be an actual take a look at.
“We’ll get an excellent information as to the place Metropolis are this season and the place Liverpool are with out Van Dijk.”