Craig Bellamy thinks Liverpool should expect a Manchester City backlash following their 3-0 defeat at Anfield
By Oliver Yew
Last Updated: 05/04/18 7:36am
Craig Bellamy thinks Liverpool should expect a backlash from Manchester City after beating them 3-0 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp's side produced a blistering first-half display with goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane stunning the visitors.
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The Premier League leaders, who have the chance to win the title against United, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday, did improve in the second half but were unable to grab an away goal ahead of the second leg at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday.
However, former City and Liverpool striker Bellamy, speaking on The Debate, thinks the Reds still have work to do to book their place in the semi-finals.
"Liverpool have done brilliantly and at 3-0 against most teams you'd be through," he said.
"However, with the quality Man City have there's still a little bit of work to be done."
He added: "Because of the way City have played this season and the impact they've had on the Premier League, the Liverpool supporters, and the Liverpool players as well, wouldn't want to believe they are through.
"There's going to be a backlash from this team. This team is that good they can put goals past you."
Former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, who was a guest alongside Bellamy on The Debate, also thinks the tie is not over, especially if Guardiola's side score the first goal at the Etihad.
"Liverpool know they can play against City but there's also the problem of thinking you are nearly there and then they score early," he said.
"Even if they score one within 60 minutes, I think we are all thinking it could end 3-3 and that's because of the way the games have gone with so many goals.
"There have 10 goals over the last two games between the sides so it's not a 1-0 game anymore."