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MARTIN KEOWN: Liverpool's clash with Manchester City represents the battle of the magnificent front threes... but how will Jurgen Klopp's full backs respond? Two exceptional front threes will do battle at Anfield on Sunday afternoon Man City have scored 52 goals this term, more than any other club in Europe Both defences are bound to be busy as Liverpool look to build on their lead It will be interesting to see how Trent Alexander-Arnold responds under pressure

By Martin Keown for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 22:30 GMT, 8 November 2019

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Sunday afternoon at Anfield we will witness a battle between two devastatingly good front threes that operate differently under Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

For Liverpool, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane act as ‘inside forwards’, occupying the space between the full backs and centre backs. 

The man in between, Roberto Firmino, is then often seen dropping deep and connecting attacks.

Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling pose a substantial threat to Liverpool's defence on Sunday

Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling pose a substantial threat to Liverpool's defence on Sunday

For Manchester City, whose 52 goals in all competitions this season means they have scored more than any other European club, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva will remain wide.

They will hug their respective touchlines and cut inside on to their preferred feet when possible. They will make runs off the ball, using their intelligent movement to get on the end of precise passes

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