Manchester City host Liverpool in the final act of the coming Premier League weekend and Sunday’s late kickoff at the Etihad Stadium looks set to be an absolute cracker, with just one point and one place separating the sides in the Premier League table as they look to guarantee Champions League qualification.
With such marginal differences between the two sides so far this season and their managers certainly not too far away on the philosophical spectrum, a few Liverpool stars would be more than suited to the City starting lineup and vice versa – so we asked Reds fans earlier this week to vote for which Citizens stars they’d like to see Jurgen Klopp try and sign during the next transfer window.
The results of our exclusive poll are now in, so here’s a rundown of the top three…
He may have struggled to convince Pep Guardiola at times this season but most still rate Sergio Aguero as one of the top talents in the Premier League – including Liverpool fans. When in top form, the Argentine assassin is simply unstoppable and he’s already fired the Citizens to two domestic titles since arriving from Atletico Madrid. Despite not always being in the starting lineup this season, the 28-year-old has still bagged twelve goals in the top flight.
Another member of the City old guard who isn’t quite as important as he once was, David Silva is the perfect Guardiola player but age appears to be catching up with the Spanish maestro – mustering up just two goals and five assists from midfield this season. Nonetheless, Silva is still up there with the best technicians and creators in the Premier League and even at 31, he’s got plenty to offer a Champions-League-qualification-chasing club like Liverpool.
Arguably the biggest talent in City’s starting XI, it’s no surprise to see Kevin De Bruyne rank first in our poll. Admittedly, the Belgium international has come off the boil in recent weeks but he’s still provided four goals and nine assists in the Premier League this season, whilst averaging the third-most key passes per match, 2.8, of any player in the division. We should see Guardiola’s City side built more and more around the attacking midfielder’s strengths over the course of the next few years.