Peter Crouch can’t see anything other than a Liverpool win on Sunday when they host Manchester City in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently six points clear of last season’s league champions, but will go into the international break with a nine-point cushion if they can beat them at Anfield over the weekend.
The Reds are unbeaten in the league this campaign after a flying start, while rivals City have already slipped up with two defeats so far.
It’s expected that the duo will be battling it out for the top-flight crown once again and it seems vital that City cut the gap in the upcoming showdown.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw in their last home clash against Pep Guardiola’s side, while suffering a 2-1 defeat away from home and also a loss on penalties in the Community Shield.
Ex-Liverpool forward Crouch has stuck his neck on the line by claiming he feels his former side will stretch their lead at the top of the table by beating City.
“I don’t expect to see anything other than entertainment at Anfield – and, in all honesty, I don’t see anything other than Liverpool winning,” Crouch told the Daily Mail.
“Norwich showed that if you apply enough pressure to City, they will wobble. Liverpool have not been at their absolute peak lately, but they are relentless, and should they open the advantage up to nine points, it will be a long, long way back for the champions.”
Liverpool have been the standout team in the division so far this season, but it would be foolish to underestimated Manchester City and they are back-to-back title winners on merit.
Guardiola’s team will travel to Anfield knowing that they need to win and that makes them dangerous, as they the attackers to carve through any team and also chief creator Kevin De Bruyne.
It may suit Klopp if his side make it a scrappy affair and his scintillating attacking trio are allowed to run riot.