Charlie Nicholas predicts Liverpool v Bordeaux, highlights problem since Klopp's arrival

Charlie Nicholas believes Liverpool will beat Bordeaux 2-0 tonight.

Pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that he thinks Liverpool will beat Bordeaux tonight, despite pointing out a major issue with the club.

The Reds are certainly on a high right now, having hammered Manchester City 4-1 away from home on Saturday evening, which is Jurgen Klopp's best result so far.

An Eliaquim Mangala own goal was followed up by strikes from Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Martin Skrtel, handing Liverpool a simply sensational result.

That came just two weeks after losing 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace, with Liverpool seemingly thriving away from home but struggling for results at Anfield.

Tonight, the Reds host French club Bordeaux in the Europa League, and have just one win from their first four games of the competition, but their other three games have been draws, meaning they sit second in Group B on six points, two points behind Sion.

A win is needed for Liverpool, and pundit Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that he thinks the Reds will win 2-0 against Bordeaux - but highlighted a major issue.

Nicholas states that, since Klopp's appointment in October, Liverpool have continually taken a step forward and then a step back, and must now follow up their win over Manchester City by beating Bordeaux, with a host of attacking options at Klopp's disposal.

"Liverpool have some great momentum but the problem is it's been one-step forward then one backwards since Jurgen Klopp took charge," said Nicholas. "Now they've taken another big step forward and Klopp will be tempted to stick with the same team to a degree and build on that momentum. However, he'll also want to give Daniel Sturridge an hour and also get some more minutes in Christian Benteke."

"I hope he tries them as a strike duo with Roberto Firmino in behind to see what he's got there. Firmino is working hard but he's not at the same level of Philippe Coutinho, who looks like he'll miss out but be back for the weekend. If that works then he's suddenly got a couple of exciting options to work with," he added.

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