Manchester City winger Adam Johnson believes that Liverpool may be confused over their approach to the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final.
The Reds won 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg and Johnson has queried whether the hosts will attack at Anfield, or sit back, with City 2/1 with bookmaker to reach the final.
Johnson said: “It’s a tricky one for them. Do they try to attack us or try to defend against our quality players for 90 minutes?
“No-one is expecting us to go through, so the pressure is off for once and we can go there with freedom, play our football and have a go.”
The Citizens are 12/1 to win 2-0 at Anfield, with the last time they achieved a two-goal win at Liverpool coming way back in the 1981/82 season.
Cardiff City await the winners of City and Liverpool, having overcome Championship rivals Crystal Palace in a penalty shootout on Tuesday evening.