Unsurprisingly, the two men could not agree on which of the two Premier League sides would come out on top.
In the build-up to this Sunday's Capital One Cup final between Liverpool and Manchester City, John Barnes and Shaun Goater have had their say as to who will be lifting the trophy at Wembley, Sky Sports reports.
Both of the men have strong allegiances to one of the finalists - with Barnes being a part of the Reds side that won the competition in 1995, while Goater scored over 100 goals during his time with Citizens - so it is unsurprising that the pair have gone for completely different scorelines when they were asked to predict the outcome of the game.
"I think it will be a high-scoring game because they are two good attacking teams so I'm going to go for a 3-2 win for Liverpool," Barnes told Sky Sports.
While Goater claimed: "It's a bit out there but I think City are wounded animals so I'm going with 4-1. It's a big shout but I really think City are wounded from the recent result against Tottenham, the league defeat by Liverpool and the questions about whether they are playing for Pellegrini. At the end of the day, these players want to do it for themselves and for City, so I'm going with a big win."
While both men's predictions are understandable given that their history with their respective clubs, their failure to agree also arguably highlights that both sides have achieved things this season that suggest that this game could go either way.
While Manuel Pellegrini's men have spent most of the season in the title race in the Premier League, and have done well in the Champions League, they were humiliated by Liverpool when Jurgen Klopp's side travelled to the Etihad Stadium in November. The 4-1 scoreline suggested that the Reds had a perfect game-plan on that occasion, so may well be confident that they can do something similar this weekend.