Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock says he is concerned about Manchester City’s defence, even describing a few of the players as”not powerful enough.”
City suffered their first defeat of the year as Norwich beat them 3-2 at Carrow Road.
They were after having knee surgery, without centre-back Aymeric Laporte who will overlook.
Warnock told Sky Sports News:”You look at Manchester City’s bench at the rear, it’s not strong enough and defences acquire you names.
“The players that Liverpool have got to come into their attack will always win them games, they are more than capable of scoring goals.
“Therefore I fear of Manchester City, I stressed that [Vincent] Kompany leaving would be a huge loss to them, not just on the pitch but in and around the training ground, the mindset and understanding he’s.
“He didn’t play many games for City, but it was the big games when he was needed.”
City’s shock defeat to Norwich has abandoned them five points behind Liverpool and Warnock is impressed with all all the power of the team of Jurgen Klopp.
“Everybody always says, when Liverpool lose one of the front three, they are in big trouble because they won’t score targets. I look at it the other way round.
“I believe Liverpool’s cover in defence – they’ve got [Dejan] Lovren, they’ve got [Joe] Gomez – who are seated on the bench who aren’t enjoying and who are more than capable of playing in the first team very professionally.”
Nicolas Otamendi and john Stones began the game but their manager Pep Guardiola dismissed suggestions his side have a glaring weakness in his or her defence.
He told Sky Sports after the defeat:”It’s a venture that has played with a lot. We have got Fernandinho and Rodri who will play there in different circumstances and it is not a concern. Things happen.”
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