Poll results: The striker Liverpool fans want to start at Man City

Here are the results of our Anfield Watch poll asking Liverpool fans who they want starting against Man City this weekend.

We've asked fans on Twitter the big question ahead of Man City vs Liverpool this Saturday - who should start up top? The defence and midfield is largely sorted, but the central striker is a big question mark on the side.

Jurgen Klopp has three options: Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo. All three offer something a little different and all three have started there at various times this season.

City, though, are a unique task, especially away from home. Klopp's gameplan will dictate who he goes for - but who do the fans want in there?

Our Twitter poll has just shy of 10,000 responses at the time of writing and the results couldn't be more emphatic. In fact, there are still a few hours to run on it at the time of writing but there's no need to wait for the result.

Nunez is comprehensively the preferred choice amongst fans. The Uruguayan has 85 per cent of the vote, with Jota a distant second with a mere 10 per cent. Gakpo has around 5 per cent, for those keeping count.


So why the dominance from Darwin? There are likely a few reasons for it.

Firstly, he's just in great form. Nunez scored for Uruguay against Argentina in the international break, then followed that up with a brace against Bolivia.

But it's possible that Nunez is also just the best option on a day when Liverpool almost certainly need to play on the break. He's the physical threat up top, while also being the pacey option in behind. That makes for a compelling choice.

Jota and Gakpo each have their own strengths that could see them picked, too, of course. Jota is the best direct, on-ball option - the player most likely to run at City - while he's the best presser of the three, too.

Gakpo is the possession option. He'd drop into space and maybe cause issues for Rodri, should Liverpool want to hold onto the ball.

But the fans have spoken - Nunez is the choice they want up top. Now let's see what Klopp does.

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