Didi Hamann discusses the effect Liverpool's win over Manchester City will have on other sides

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Hamann thinks sides will take note of Liverpool's win over Manchester City when they prepare to face the Reds.

Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann thinks that the Reds' 4-1 win over Manchester City last weekend could mean other sides will approach games against Jurgen Klopp's side differently. 

Liverpool's display at the home of one of the title favourites certainly took all the headlines last weekend which may see many of the league's sides sit up and take notice of Liverpool. 

Hamann feels that sides were quite comfortable with the proposition of facing the Reds last season but now they may be a little more nervy about taking on Jurgen Klopp's side.

He told the official Liverpool website: "To go [to City] and to win the game, and also the way they did win, more or less put the game to bed in the first half, was majorly impressive.

"And it’ll also send shockwaves around the Premier League because I think since the new manager has come in gradually performances have improved and results have improved.

"That fear factor has always been a big part in Liverpool’s history, not only away from home but especially at home.

"I think a lot of teams will be wary in the next few weeks when they do play Liverpool, whereas maybe a year ago people didn’t mind playing Liverpool."

Liverpool currently sit in ninth in the Premier League, six points off the top four. Finishing in the top four will be regarded as a very good, solid performance from the side this season as they look to return to the Champions League, and the win over Manchester City - and the manner of the victory - certainly sends out a message that they can mix it with the very best sides away from home.

A lot has been written about the side now translating that form to in front of their own fans at Anfield. Klopp himself said he would like a big win at Anfield and their home form now needs to deliver. 

Hamann also said it was a huge step for the side psychologically. One does wonder if that is an early marker during Klopp's reign, and a huge point of reference if any success were to follow.

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