Jamie Carragher had a word of warning for Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, ahead of Sunday’s meeting between The Reds and Manchester City, at Anfield.
Carragher was asked if he thought this fixture was the biggest game of the season and he went on to discuss the importance of these head-to-head fixtures, come the end of the season.
“I think so. There have been a few big games so far – Chelsea-Liverpool was last week but a lot of people have been talking since the start of the season about it being City and Liverpool for the title,” he told Sky Sports.
“I think the two games in the Premier League this season could go some way to deciding where the title goes. I think it’s that important now. I think head-to-heads could decide the top six and the Champions League places and this one could decide the title.”
“There’s no doubt the high press and aggression is perfect for Liverpool, certainly at Anfield on that tighter pitch than what we see teams normally play on.
“In terms of playing that way against City, the debate is whether you really go for them or sit off them.
“There’s no set way of stopping Manchester City. Liverpool have a way of playing, not just against City but against everyone, and at the moment that looks like it’s causing City problems.
“But I don’t think for one minute Pep Guardiola’s going to fall into that trap again. He may do something different to counteract it and that’s what you get with these top managers.”
Klopp’s Liverpool will be looking to take a three-point lead into the international break with a victory, at Anfield. The world will be watching and only time will tell if Pep Guardiola has any tricks up his sleeve.