Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson is backing the Citizens to seal three points over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool on Saturday. Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad as they look to main their position at the top of the league table with a win over the Merseysiders tomorrow. "I think it's a nice game for Liverpool, because nobody expects them to win," the Arsenal great told Sky Sports. "They went to Chelsea and won, then lost at home to Palace - it's obvious there's a lot of work to be done and Jurgen Klopp knows that.
"Man City are top of the league even without Sergio Aguero and David Silva in recent weeks. I think they win this game 2-0. They've coped quite well without Aguero, even though Wilfried Bony has been relatively quiet.
"In the future it is something they need to address, but it is hard. When you have all that money and you go out and attempt to buy someone, whoever they go out and buy is not going to play as much as they want. If you go out and pay £50m for a top centre-forward, will they want to go to Man City and not get a game?"