Merson tells Klopp to start Liverpool midfielder against Man City

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Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has urged Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to start midfielder Wataru Endo when the Reds take on Manchester City in a Premier League tie on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium in a battle between first and second in the Premier League. Victory for Klopp’s side would likely see them move to the top of the table but it will be a tough task, especially as the Citizens have never lost to Liverpool at home in the league since manager Pep Guardiola arrived in 2016.

“Liverpool have a few selection headaches. I think they will play Joe Gomez at left-back instead of Kostas Tsimikas,” Merson told Sportskeeda. “He is more of a defender and he will tuck in. You’ve got to be able to defend against City.

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“In midfield, I’d probably play Wataru Endo and push Alexis Mac Allister in the “number 8” position. He keeps the ball and that is the kind of thing you want to do against Man City.

“If you want to beat City, you’ve got to capitalise on that extra pass that goes through the lines. You need players who can pick that pass.

“Endo is the man for me here because he is patient and there is the added advantage of unlocking Mac Allister’s full potential.”

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