Stephen Warnock fears for Manchester City without former captain Vincent Kompany

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock says he’s concerned about Manchester City’s defence, describing some of the gamers as »not strong enough »
City suffered their first defeat of the season as Norwich beat them 3-2 at Carrow Road.
They had been following knee surgery without centre-back Aymeric Laporte who’ll overlook five to six weeks.
Warnock told Sky Sports News: »You seem at Manchester City’s seat at the back, it is not powerful enough and defences win you titles.
« The players that Liverpool have to come in their attack will always win them matches, they are more than capable of scoring goals.
« So I fear for Manchester City, I stressed that [Vincent] Kompany leaving would be a significant loss to them, not just on the pitch but in and around the training floor, the mindset and understanding he’s got.
« He did not play lots of games for City, however it had been the large games when he was wanted. »
City’s shock defeat to Norwich has abandoned them five points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table, and Warnock is impressed with Jurgen Klopp’s team’s power.
« Everyone always says, when Liverpool lose among the front three, they’re in big trouble because they’ll not score targets. I look at it the other way round.
« I think Liverpool’s cover in defence – they have got [Dejan] Lovren, they’ve got [Joe] Gomez – that are sat on the bench who aren’t playing and who are more than capable of playing at the first team quite comfortably. »
John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi began the match against Norwich, but their manager Pep Guardiola dismissed suggestions his side have a glaring weakness in his or her defence.
He told Sky Sports after the defeat: »It’s a venture which has played with a lot. We’ve got Fernandinho and Rodri that can play there in circumstances and it is not a concern. Things happen. »