Jamie Carragher, Keane and Richards’ score verdicts for Man City vs Liverpool

Jamie Carragher, Roy Keane and Michah Richards have given their score verdicts for Liverpool’s massive clash against Manchester City.

The Premier League champions will face Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad Stadium in a big test of their credentials.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been unbeaten in their last six games, scoring 14 goals that include an unbeaten Champions League campaign.

While City, who have a game in hand on the Anfield side, have not been as prolific but have remained unbeaten in the same period.

Liverpool are without star defender Virgil van Dijk – but have found a new scoring hero in Diogo Jota, scoring seven in his first 10 appearances for the club.

And it has seen Carragher, who made more than 700 appearances for the Reds over 17 years, suggest there will be nothing to choose between the Premier League giants.

When asked by the former defender on his Instagram story, the Sky Sports pundit said: “I’m going to go 2-2.

“I think there’ll be goals.”

Carragher’s punditry pal was in agreement – but predicted a less prolific game.

“I think it will be draw, 1-1,” Richards, who spent 10 years at the Etihad and won two league titles, replied.

But Keane, a seven-time Premier League winner with Manchester United, was willing to declare a winner for the clash.

The Irishman simply said: “Liverpool.”

Carragher previously expressed a concern for Liverpool over their defensive frailties, questioning Joel Matip’s fitness to partner Joe Gomez at the back.

The 42-year-old said: ““The only thing is fitness and playing games, but I don't think that's ever really been a problem for Matip because he's injured so often he's always in that position where he's coming back without having had the full training programme or games under his belt or a pre-season because he is very injury prone.

“I actually think Matip has possibly been ready for the last game or two and the manager has almost kept him in reserve for the City game and making sure he's got two recognised senior centre-backs for that City game.”

It comes as Daily Star Sport have picked out where the key battles will take place between Liverpool and City.

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