'Hard to pick' - assessing Klopp's front three for Man City showdown

Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez
Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez

In the latest episode of BBC Radio Merseyside's The Red Kop podcast, the team discuss which front three should start Saturday's game against Manchester City:

Carl Woodward: "Diaz has just scored two goals for Colombia against Brazil so he’s going to be quite confident. Salah scored four goals last week for Egypt. Nunez is still doing things as well. They are feeling very confident. I do like Jota, but at least if you put him on the bench you can bring him off. He’s always liable to score and does do well against Manchester City and has scored against them in the past. It is hard to pick.

"Diaz is the perfect one to go down that left-hand side against Kyle Walker. I don’t think Jota is going to get much out of Walker, but Diaz can.

"They can be got at. We saw Chelsea score four goals against them. I know it was at Stamford Bridge, but they can be got at this season. The defence isn’t as watertight as it normally is and they don’t like players running at them. Our players are perfect for that."

Paul Salt added: "They’re not going to fancy facing our front three.

"It's a great option to have Jota on the bench, but if you didn’t play Nunez he’d be a great option. If you see him - that giant of a man on the touchline - you are thinking: 'He’s still got to come on and he’s going to run us ragged.'

"You know what Klopp is like after internationals. He doesn’t half tinker. He doesn't like players who have been in South America starting."

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