City Won apos;t Win CL With Midfielders In Defence apos;: Merson apos;s Predicitons

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[/sport/teampages/manchester-city.html Manchester City] will not win the [/sport/champions_league/index.html Champions League] with two midfielders playing at the back, according to Paul Merson. 
[/sport/pep_guardiola/index.html Pep Guardiola] has been deploying Rodri and Fernandinho at centre back due to his current injury crisis at the back. 
Aymeric Laporte is out with a cruciate ligament injury and not expected back until next year, while John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are just returning from injury. 
Paul Merson does not think Pep Guardiola's side can win with their current set-up
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Merson thinks City badly need him back and told Sky Sports: 'City are a very good team, but they are not going to win the Champions League, www.xiangrikuiship.cn playing against the best teams in Europe, with two holding midfielders in defence.
'They need Aymeric Laporte back.

I thought Juventus would be one of the dangers, but I watched them the other night and they are not going to win it.'
Fernandinho (left) and Rodri (right) have been deployed as makeshift centre backs
He went on to make further predictions: 'When Bayern Munich rinsed Tottenham the other week, I didn't think they were the team to beat.

I didn't think that at all if I'm being honest. I thought they looked quite open.
'I still think Liverpool are the team to beat. They lost in the final two seasons ago and then won it last season. Who's got better form than that?
'They hardly ever lose at home, if ever.

No one wants to go and play at Anfield. I still think Liverpool will be there or thereabouts come the end of the competition.'
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