Former Liverpool player reveals Jurgen Klopp tactics on how to beat Man City

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Ex-Liverpool player John Aldridge has given Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp some tactical advice which he believes can get the Reds a win at the Etihad.

Liverpool will be aiming to grab the top seat by claiming a victory over City in a Premier League clash on Saturday.

Speaking on Liverpool Echo, Aldridge said: “I know a lot of Manchester City fans and the one thing they always worry about is Liverpool.

“Whilst they’ve dictated, it has only been Liverpool that have laid a glove on them so they’re not really scared of anyone else.

“Having said that, our form there has just not been good at all in recent seasons, and that’s a worry. You can’t go there – and l’m not questioning anyone at the club or Jurgen Klopp, I wouldn’t do that – but you can’t go there and play an attacking philosophy in my opinion.

“We’ll wait and see who Klopp picks but for me you have to go there with the mindset of what we did at Newcastle or almost did at Tottenham when you go down to 10 or nine men – all dig in and defend. That’s the only way to beat Man City – frustrate them.”

“Liverpool on the break are devastating, one of the best in the business at it, so if we can get back behind the ball, defend like we did at St. James’ Park and Tottenham in particular, and then unleash the three strikers then we can win the game.

“I don’t know the last time they didn’t score at home so you’ve just got to go about it the right way and outscore them. If you try to go head-to-head with them like we have done on few occasions, you’re going to come unstuck 90% of the time. It would be a tough afternoon.”