Hansen: Liverpool can hurt City


Liverpool legend Alan Hansen is confident his former club can cause Manchester City problems when they travel to Anfield this weekend.

The Barclays Premier League leaders remain undefeated this season, winning 11 of their opening 12 games including convincing wins against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle.

However, Hansen believes there are chinks in the armour of Roberto Mancini's side, and that the Reds can take advantage with confidence sky-high following last Sunday's 2-1 win over Chelsea.

"I'll tell you something - if Liverpool play like they did in the first half against Chelsea; or like they did against Man City at Anfield last season, and like they did against Man United earlier this season, they can win," said the Scot.

"City have won 11 out of their last 12 and scored 11 goals at White Hart Lane and Old Trafford; you could argue that they look invincible, but I've seen their last two or three games and they haven't played that well.

"It's credit to them that they can still score three or four when they haven't been great, but if Liverpool can remain defensively sold then we have the firepower to hurt them at the other end of the pitch."

The former club captain went on to stress the importance of the home crowd ahead of the clash, and while Anfield form has been the side's stumbling block so far this term, it could make the difference against City.

Kenny Dalglish's side are undefeated on Merseyside, but have draw four of their six home fixtures so far this term. That could be put right with victory over Mancini's men.

"Liverpool always have a chance at Anfield, and after a great result against Chelsea we have more than a chance of beating Man City as well."

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