Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson is of the opinion that even a team of Manchester City’s stature will be fearful about facing the Reds at Anfield.
The Merseyside giants, who thrashed Stoke City 4-1 at Anfield on Tuesday, have been in fantastic form at the ground this season and welcome Manchester City today.
Liverpool are yet to lose at home in the present campaign; with draws against Manchester United and West Ham United, Jurgen Klopp’s team have won eight of their 10 games in all competitions at Anfield.
And Lawrenson, who thinks the present Manchester City team are not the strongest in recent years, believes the fear factor will come into play when the Citizens take on Liverpool at Anfield.
“Yes, because they know they can be at the end of a spanking”, he explained to LFC TV, when asked if Manchester City will fear facing Liverpool at Anfield.
“They know they can be 2-0 down in 20 minutes. And then they are chasing the game.
“I think you would argue that the City teams that have come in the last few years were better than the City team which will come [on Saturday] for different and obvious reasons.
“So that’s definitely true.”
Liverpool, who are the highest scoring team in the Premier League this season with 45 strikes to their name, presently find themselves second in the Premier League table with 40 points from 18 games, six behind leaders Chelsea and just one ahead of third-placed Manchester City.