Andy Cole believes Liverpool are playing “sexy” attacking football this season.
But the former Manchester United striker claims the Reds’ defence reminds him of another of his old sides – Newcastle.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have scored 18 goals and won five of the opening seven games of their Premier League campaign but their high-energy style has come at a cost, with 10 goals also conceded.
Cole can see the similarities with the exciting Newcastle side of Kevin Keegan in which he excelled in the 1990s.
The 44-year-old, whose Magpies heroics led to a then British record £7million move to Manchester United in 1995, said: “I love what they have going forward. I think attacking-wise they are sexy. The goals can come from all over the park. That is what I do like.
“Klopp bringing in (Sadio) Mane and I have mentioned (Daniel) Sturridge numerous times, I think he is England’s best centre forward – when you have got players like that you are going to score goals, you are going to create goals.
“But I look at the other side of them and see the other side – it is a bit ‘Newcastleish’, when I was there with Kevin Keegan. It is the entertainer kind of scenario.
“I really do enjoy watching them going forward. Defensively they are so-so, but they are a good team.”
Cole was speaking at the launch of Marathonbet’s Manchester United online live casino. United travel to Anfield tonight to face their arch-rivals Liverpool in a much-hyped clash.