– Liverpool vs Man City will see he visitors seek to narrow their gap with the Reds
– However, Arsene Wenger fancies the hosts to come top as they continue with their title surge
– Jurgen Klopp’s men have a six-point advantage over City who sit second on the league table
Arsene Wenger believes the absence of Aymeric Laporte could give Liverpool an edge over Manchester City ahead of their mouthwatering clash on Sunday, November 10.
Liverpool are currently topping the Premier League standings with 31 points, six ahead of Man City who are second.
Whereas the Reds are yet to lose a single match, City have picked two league defeats and have been without Laporte for several weeks after the centre-back required a knee surgery in September.
Pep Guardiola’s men are slated to travel to Anfield this weekend, with the hope of inflicting the first defeat on the league pacesetters.
Wenger, however, believes the absence of Laporte could leave Man City vulnerable in defence, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s men with an upper hand.
“Well we have seen in recent years that they are very tight games. We know Man City will take the game to Liverpool, and that Liverpool will be very dangerous on the counter-attack,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
“I personally feel they could not afford to lose Laporte. If you look at their results, they (City) still play great football but they are a fractionally a bit more vulnerable defensively. And that could be a big handicap against Liverpool,” the former Arsenal boss further added.
Victory over Liverpool will see City narrow the gap between them and the leaders to just three points as they seek to retain the Premier League title.