Neil Warnock does not rate Cardiff’s chances of a positive result at Anfield

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Neil Warnock says Cardiff have a “virtually impossible” task to try and get a positive result at Liverpool.

The Bluebirds climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone last weekend by beating Fulham 4-2 for a first win of the season.

But second-placed Liverpool are unbeaten in the league this term and are only behind Manchester City on goal difference.

Liverpool thrashed Red Star Belgrade 4-0 in the Champions League in midweek, a game in which the celebrated strikeforce of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all scored.

Bet on Salah and Mane both to score: GiveMeBet odds – 2/1*

Asked about Cardiff’s daunting challenge on Saturday at his pre-match press conference, manager Warnock said: “It’s massive. It’s virtually impossible for any team in the current game.

“I think the front three is probably the best in the world.

“We’ve all got to play at the top of our potential to give them a good game and hope they have an off day.

“It’s a special place in football, a remarkable place, but I think we can go there and cause problems.”

Warnock joked that he had looked at bookmakers’ odds which had priced Cardiff 70-1 to win 1-0, yet put Liverpool at 50-1 to triumph 7-1.

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And he does not expect Liverpool to rest their top players for what many observers will consider a routine afternoon for Klopp’s side.

“Someone said to me they’d rest Salah,” added Warnock.

“I said ‘what, when he’s got a chance of scoring five or six goals against us?’ He’s going to want to play, isn’t he?

“But if the front three were injured, the next three aren’t bad either.

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“It’s still an exciting place for us to be, especially where we were two years ago, and the fans know the boys are giving everything for the cause.”

GMB Prediction:

Prior to Wednesday’s Champions League encounter, Liverpool had found the net only four times in the previous five matches.

Matching that total against Red Star, you expect Liverpool to come out firing on all cylinders after discovering their scoring touch.

They welcome a Cardiff team who also scored four goals last time out, but have only managed one goal away from home in the league this season.

With Alisson is looking to keep his seventh clean sheet of the season, it could well be a different story this week for the Bluebirds.

GMB Predicts: Liverpool 3-0 Cardiff – GiveMeBet 11/2*

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