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Jamie Carragher makes bold Man City vs Liverpool prediction as 'chinks in armour' claim made

Josh Lawless

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Jamie Carragher makes bold Man City vs Liverpool prediction as 'chinks in armour' claim made

Jamie Carragher has given his prediction for the huge clash between Manchester City and Liverpool on Saturday.

The two sides meet at the Etihad Stadium in the early kick-off as City look to get back to winning ways following a chaotic 4-4 draw with Chelsea last time out.

It's a battle between first and second, with City just one point ahead of Liverpool going into the fixture.

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It's a renewal of a rivalry that has been one of the best in the Premier League, with games involving Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp's sides always serving up entertainment.

City's last defeat at the Etihad came against Brentford in November 2022 and Carragher doesn't fancy Liverpool to come away with a victory and thinks a draw would be a good result.

He believes there are still "chinks in the armour", with worries over Jeremy Doku against Trent Alexander-Arnold and the lack of a "top class" sitting midfield player.

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"It will be tough - the best Liverpool will get is a draw," Carragher said on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet.

Liverpool’s record there is poor. Liverpool have the best goalkeeper in the world and they’ll definitely need him. Liverpool’s defensive record has been really good this season and Virgil Van Dijk has been not too far away from his best. But there are still chinks in the armour with Robertson out, Trent in that midfield going back to fullback, and I’m thinking of Doku coming up against him.

"Also, Liverpool defensively in midfield still haven’t really got that top class number six, so it will be difficult. The best they’ll get is a draw.”

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City have a number of injury concerns going into the game, with Erling Haaland forced to leave Norway's training camp due to an ankle problem.

There have also been issues with Ederson, Mateo Kovacic, Mateus Nunes and Nathan Ake, but Guardiola is expected to give an update in his press conference on Friday.

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Topics: Jamie Carragher, Manchester City, Liverpool, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp

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