Is Neil Warnock playing games? Or just answering honestly?!
We probably think the latter, in fairness, and we really hope he’s right!
Cardiff travel to Anfield tomorrow afternoon for a now untraditional 3pm kick-off and are heavy, heavy underdogs.
Liverpool haven’t been on the losing side in the Premier League at home since April 2017, when Palace managed a 2-1 victory.
“It’s massive, it’s virtually impossible for any team in their current game,” Warnock said, cited in the Echo.
“I think the front three is as good as any in the world. We’ve got to play at the top of our potential to give them a good game and hope they have an off day.
“I hope the lads are looking forward to it, it’s a special place in football, a remarkable place.”
As well as praising Liverpool’s team, Warnock had kinds words to say about Jurgen Klopp.
“I just like the way that he is. He cares, he is passionate and pulls some faces doesn’t he!” he continued.
“He’s created that team, he saw what weaknesses there were and shored that up. Yes he’s spent big money but he’s an exceptional manager and we’re very lucky to have the managers that we’ve got.”
It’s sensible for Warnock to play down expectations, but that doesn’t mean Cardiff won’t put up a serious test.
They won last time out against Fulham, and only went down by one goal to Spurs the week previous.
Josh Murphy can cause problems, but in reality, Cardiff are likely to set out very defensively and it’ll be our job to break them down.
As a result, we reckon Klopp will stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation he used against Red Star, which allows an extra attacker to join the offence – namely Xherdan Shaqiri.