Neville thinks Klopp will be nervous about his defence ahead of Man City clash

Gary Neville believes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will have some worries about his defence ahead of his side's huge game against Manchester City this weekend.

The Reds travel to the Etihad looking for a victory that would make a big statement as they look to defend the Premier League title they won last season.

Despite topping the table it is fair to say they have had an up-and-down start to the campaign, and amazingly only struggling West Brom have conceded more, with Liverpool having shipped 15 goals in their opening seven games.

The back-line will have to be at their very best against the likes of City stars such as Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, especially given the loss of the talismanic Virgil van Dijk.

Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville suggested Klopp may be having a few sleepless nights ahead of the game.

"I think Jurgen Klopp will be nervous of what could happen, they will be more exposed," he said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing Manchester City vs Liverpool this Sunday because that will be a real test.

"We'll get a good guide as to where City are this season and where Liverpool are without Van Dijk."

Neville added that he was impressed with Liverpool's transfer business in the summer, but thinks they will have to add another centre-back in January if they are to compete for major honours.

"I thought the signings of Diogo Jota and Thiago were clever, they (Liverpool) supplemented what they already had," he added.

"It wouldn't surprise me if in a few weeks time they go and deal with that issue of Van Dijk and maybe bring in a centre-back just to get them through, whether it's on loan until the end of the season or a more permanent solution."

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