Sunday, 3rd February, 2013
Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey insists that the Reds are confident of taking something from their clash against Manchester City later today.
The Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium to face the champions in what looks a vital Premier League clash for both sides.
Liverpool will go into the game buoyed by their performance against the Citizens earlier this season, Shelvey has explained, when the two played out a 2-2 draw at Anfield which the hosts felt they should have won.
Shelvey is firmly of that opinion and feels a similar display at the Etihad Stadium will result in Liverpool taking at least something from the match.
"I think we should have won [in August]. We had enough chances to win", he told his club’s official site.
"Man City are a good team, they are the champions of England, so you have got to remember that. But if we go there and play the way we did at Anfield, then we will get something from the game."
And the former Charlton Athletic player believes that turning out against the Citizens earlier this season helped him to grow and improve.
"When you play against top, top players, you learn an awful lot. You want to prove to those players, some of whom are among the best in the world, that you are good enough to play at this level and I managed to do that on the day."
Manchester City badly need the three points with Manchester United having won yesterday and extended their lead over the Citizens at the top of the table to ten points.
For Liverpool, the top four is the target, while the Reds have still not beaten any side sitting above them in the Premier League table so far this season.
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