Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has issued a warning for Manchester City before both the sides face each other at Anfield on New Year’s Eve. The Reds are currently Premier League’s top scorers with 45 goals in 18 games, 25 of which have come at home.
“The way we are playing and the way we are scoring goals in the home games, I think it will scare opponents. We have a lot of players who can score goals and win the game for us.” Wijnaldum said, as reported by Sky Sports.
Liverpool thrashed Stoke City 4-1 on Tuesday in the Premier League. This was the fourth time when Jurgen Klopp’s men scored four or more goals in front of their own supporters.
What makes Liverpool’s goal scoring powers more threatening is that the they are being shared around the squad. Sadio Mane leads the line with eight goals under his belt, Divock Origi, Roberto Firminho and Adam Lallana have seven apiece, Philippe Coutinho has six while Daniel Sturridge and James Milner have scored five.
Sturridge’s goal against Stoke City was Liverpool’s 100th in the Premier League under Jurgen Klopp. The Reds managed to achieve the feat in only 48 matches.
Manchester City on the other hand are a goal threat themselves as well. The Citizens are currently joined second-highest league scorers with Arsenal on 39. However, most of those have come from the feet of talismanic striker Sergio Aguero, according to Express.
Aguero, who has scored 16 in all competitions so far will return for the game at Anfield from a suspension. Raheem Sterling, Nolito and Kelechi Iheanacho have all scored six goals apiece.
Wijnaldum added that it is difficult to compare both the teams in terms of attributes. However, the Dutchman was confident enough to suggest that Liverpool is the better attacking side.
“They also have a good attack (but) I think we are good at attacking” Wijnaldum stated.
Pre-Match press conference of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola ahead of Liverpool vs. Manchester City
Video courtesy: YouTube.com/This Is Anfield
Video courtesy: YouTube.com/Man City
Photo Courtesy: nikontino/Wikipedia