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That’s the verdict of former Arsenal star and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, who’s tipped the Reds to run out 2-1 winners at Anfield.

Liverpool currently sit fourth in the Premier League and are in the midst of a 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

They’ll have to be at their best to come out on top against City though with Pep Guardiola’s side runaway leaders by a clear 15 points.

However, Merson reckons Liverpool have got what it takes to end City’s streak even without Philippe Coutinho.

“I think Liverpool could be the team that finally beat Manchester City,” he told Sky Sports

“I know Philippe Coutinho is not there anymore but they’ve still got the firepower to beat them, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. 

“City haven’t won at Anfield since 2003, although you’ve got to remember what City were like back then, they’re not the team they are now that’s for sure. 

“But I fancy Liverpool – I didn’t think I’d ever say that!”

Liverpool can leapfrog Chelsea into third in the Premier League if they better their result this weekend.

Antonio Conte’s men welcome Claude Puel’s Leicester to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.