Ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester City, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum suggests that Liverpool’s home form will “scare” opponents.
Liverpool rose to second place in the Premier League table on Tuesday evening, defeating Stoke City 4-1 at Anfield.
After going behind to an early Jonathan Walters headers, the Merseyside giants bounced back with two goals either side of half-time.
That extended Liverpool’s unbeaten run at Anfield to 16 Premier League games, with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning six of their eight matches in the newly-expanded stadium this season.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola attended the win over Stoke, in preparation for the New Year’s Eve showdown, and Wijnaldum believes he will have seen many strengths from the hosts.
As reported by the Daily Mirror, the Holland international said: “I think Anfield is a fortress again. The way we are playing and the way we are scoring goals in the home games, I think it will scare opponents.
“Of course, Pep Guardiola looks at games, it’s normal. I’m not surprised he was here to look at the game because we are his next opponents. He wants to analyse us.
“In every game you show strengths and weaknesses and today we showed more strengths than weaknesses.”
While Liverpool have impressed greatly with their superb attacking play this term, Wijnaldum has similarly shone on an individual level since his summer transfer from Newcastle United.
The 26-year-old has missed only one Premier League fixture since the move, cementing his place in Klopp’s starting XI by moving to a deeper role.