Liverpool Backed to Have Better Offense Than Manchester City

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LIVERPOOL have got a better front line than Manchester City, according to ex-Chelsea forward Chris Sutton.

Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 46 goals in the Premier League this season have won 13 consecutive games in the English top tier in the process to create an eight-point gap with the second place Manchester United.

The Merseyside Reds trail by 14 points, however, have sprung into life in recent weeks, with Philipe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah are in stunning form.

And while City boasts three of the league’s top scorers in Raheem Sterlin, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero, Sutton prefers Liverpool attacking potential over Citizens.

“There is very little separating Liverpool and Manchester City in terms of who boasts the best forward line,” he said in his Daily Mail column.

“If I was picking my dream front three from the two squads, I would have to include Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane over Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

“Salah is instrumental in everything Liverpool do. He has now scored 12 goals and assisted another three in his 15 league games — the most prolific start by a Liverpool player in the Premier League.

If I have one criticism, it is that they lack a No 9, such as Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus.

“Without a traditional target man, Liverpool struggled to break teams down earlier in the season. That’s why I would pick Aguero in my combined Liverpool-City front three.

“But what a luxury for Jurgen Klopp to have Salah, Roberto Firmino, Mane and Philippe Coutinho all fit.

“Liverpool are thrilling in attack and seem to have addressed their defensive issues, too, conceding just three goals in six league games.”