Old Trafford legend backs Liverpool to down Man City

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has said he expects Liverpool to get a result when they play Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Tottenham Hotspur dished out the first defeat of the Spaniard’s reign on Sunday, winning 2-0 thanks to Dele Alli and an own goal from Aleksandar Kolarov.

Mauricio Pochettino earned praise for how he set Spurs up, while his charges also drew plaudits for an energetic, battling performance.

Neville has since suggested few sides will be able to match the intensity shown by the Londoners at White Hart Lane, but that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are a team that can do a similar job on the Citizens.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Neville said: “Not every team will be able to achieve what Celtic are able to with their atmosphere at Celtic Park and what Tottenham can do with their incredible energy levels. Liverpool will definitely be able to do it, though.”

The Reds are currently fourth in the table, just two points behind Man City after winning five league games out of seven and drawing with Spurs earlier in the season.

Klopp has the advantage of being with Liverpool for a year on Saturday, whereas Guardiola only took over in the summer despite announcing he had signed a contract with the club in February.

The Reds don’t play their North West rivals until December 31.