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Liverpool v Manchester City: How the front threes operate differently
Liverpool v Manchester City: How the front threes operate differently

บอล ส เต็ ป Liverpool and Manchester City both play with a front three, but how do they operate differently? Danny Higginbotham offers his tactical insight ahead of the Super Sunday's clash on Sky Sports Premier League. mMohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have started all seven Premier League games up front for Liverpool so far this season, scoring nine goals between them.

Meanwhile, City's front three is more interchangeable, with one of Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus the focal point up top, while Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane are often favoured out wide ahead of Riyad Mahrez. Opposing managers Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will focus heavily on quelling the other's attack, but that is easier said than done. Here, Higginbotham outlines the challenges facing both defences at Anfield on Super Sunday.

Liverpool: Firmino's selfless play
"It's a similar system, played in very different ways, บอล ส เต็ ป " Higginbotham told Sky Sports News, with Liverpool relying on the movement of both Firmino and Naby Keita - who is expected to be fit for Sunday's match - to create space for Salah and Mane in behind. "Keita and Firmino's movement is excellent, especially off the ball in Firmino's case.

"We talk about Firmino being a very selfless player, and we know Salah and Mane start out wide and like to drive inside. Firmino drops deep continuously because he tries to drag centre-backs with him into areas they don't want to go into. บอล ส เต็ ป "That then leaves room for Salah or Mane to have one-v-one situations, while Keita has reversed roles with Firmino.