Jan Molby believes Liverpool may actually benefit from international break

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Molby thinks Liverpool can cause Manchester City problems at the Etihad Stadium.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby thinks the international break won't have done the Reds any harm, despite the home defeat to Crystal Palace that preceded it. 

As a result, he feels that Liverpool could cause Manchester City problems when they travel to the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening. 

In his Liverpool Echo column, the Dane wrote: "Although their last game was a defeat there’s been an upward curve.

"This is a game that Liverpool are really looking forward to.

"If City had every player available and were at the top of their game it would be difficult but they’re not and I think Liverpool’s players can look forward to it thinking they’ve got the tools to cause them problems.

"Five games into the season you thought the Premier League you thought it was a foregone conclusion because City were that good but like everyone else they have a few players who when they’re missing it affects the ways that they play."

Both sides have their injury headaches to contend with ahead of the game, with Manchester City hoping Sergio Aguero and David Silva will be fit to return to the side, while Liverpool still have a long list of absentees.

But prior to the break there was a clear, steady improvement in the Reds' performances, even if there are one or two flaws that need to be ironed out. 

Regardless of the side that Manchester City put out, Liverpool are going to be in for a very tough afternoon at the home of the league leaders. Errors will need to be cut out by certain players, and Jurgen Klopp will have been able to work on that with individuals who have managed to stay behind while others jetted off with their respective countries. 

Concentration and focus is going to be key for the Reds to get any kind of positive result, and in the final third Liverpool just have to take their chances.   

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