'You can only see goals in this one': Charlie Nicholas expects a 'wow' moment in Liverpool vs Man City
- Both teams have their difficulties, mainly in defence.
- At the same time, their attacking lines are so strong there will be a lot of moments.
- However, Nicholas cannot predict a winner for the Sunday game.
Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas is desperate to watch the top-of-the-table clash between Liverpool and Manchester City. Although the outcome is hard to predict, the Sky Sports pundit believes it will be an entertaining affair.
"This is the game of games," Nicholas cheered. "When I look back at the games I used to look forward to, they were the Man United vs Liverpool's, especially at Anfield, Man United vs Man City, but these are the games at Anfield, I love the whole scenario of these games.
"They are hard to understand and hard to read. It was a rotten game of football last time, but this is what tension does to the best of teams - City cannot afford to lose it.
"The Premier League would not be over, as a couple of draws and a defeat makes it wide open again - it is doable with Liverpool's fixture list.
"Man City's weaknesses in defence will add to the game - you can only see goals in this one. Pep Guardiola's side will not sit back, but they will suffocate the service into the front three of Liverpool and try to nullify the full-backs.
"Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were way off it last week, with Sadio Mane carrying the front three and grabbing the match-winner at the death. Pep will look at the pace of Mane and the accusations of diving, but I cannot see how these players will not be in a position to say there are goals here.
"Do City and Liverpool play tactics here? I don't think so. Liverpool are vulnerable defensively and have not been as good as last year, as we all knew, but they will be fairly happy with a point as it keeps everything going and ticking along.
"It is one of these games, after the miserable feeling of the last one, which will give everyone a 'wow' moment. Sit back and enjoy the ride - it could go either way, it could be a 5-4 or a 1-0, but I am sitting on the fence until I see the starting teams."
Nicholas' prediction: Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City