WE WERE MASSACARED… LIVERPOOL SMASHED 5-0 BY MANCITY
That was one of the worst games iv ever witnessed as a Liverpool Fan. 10 man aside we were never going to win this not with the way the defence lock was being picked at will with rudimentary through balls that can and should have been cut out. Matip needs to wake the hell up to his duties and stop these penchant for falling asleep in games.
Here i was thinking the Arsenal thrashing will set us up for a fine run but how wrong i was. Our defence was unravelled for the what it truly is.
Sadio Mane was shown a red card for booting Ederson Moraes in the head as Manchester City ran out comfortable winners.
Gabriel Jesus struck twice while Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane netted a brace as the home side ended up running riot against our 10-men.
But the game had been in the balance – with City leading by a single goal, when John Moss sent off our Senegalese Danger man.
Both sides had early chances with Fernandinho bringing a smart save out of Simon Mignolet with a low drive.
And Roberto Firminho failed to get a proper connection on Mo Salah’s cross, allowing Ederson to save easily.
But the breakthrough came when Kevin de Bryne’s lovely through ball sent Sergio Arguero racing clear and he rounded Mignolet and finished easily. Terrible defending from Our backline as that much time and space given to a man like Debryne is always going to get Punished.
We could have hit back when Mane played in Salah, but Ederson did superbly to save.
The big moment came on 36 minutes when Ederson came charging out of his goal and headed clear.
Mane – arriving a split second later connecting with the side of the Brazilian’s head with his high boot – and Jon Moss showed a straight red.
Ederson needed nine minutes of treatment on a suspected fractured cheekbone and headed straight off to a nearby medical centre.
He was replaced by Claudio Bravo, making his first appearance of the season after a nightmare first year at the Etihad.
But City were determined to make the most of their extra man and doubled their lead in first half stoppage time.
De Bruyne was again the provider as his cross was emphatically headed beyond Mignolet by Gabriel Jesus – a sweet moment as he had seen a header chalked off a couple of minutes earlier.
Jurgen Klopp threw on Alex Oxlade Chamberlain for his debut at the break to stiffen up the middle of the park. It proved a nothing move as he was unable to make any impact. Not like it was his fault we just weren’t seeing enough of the ball at that stage.
But the game was effectively over when Fernandinho sent Aguero clear and he unselfishly squared for Jesus to fire home his second of the game. Klavan guilty of Ball watching and not reading the danger quick enough.
And it got worse for the us as sub Leroy Sane linked up with Benjamin Mendy and then swept home the cross from the French international. At this point only a brave few would probably have their TV sets still on. It was that Bad.
He then curled home his second deep into injury time to compound a miserable afternoon for the us. Best part for me was After a foul on Sadio Mane in the first half a City fan gestured to Jurgen Klopp that his attacker had dived. The German responded by taking off his glasses and offering them to the supporter. brilliant.
So we will have to pick up ourselves and get ready to respond in the champions league
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Sky Sports: “We had all we needed at 11v11. We had chances. The first goal is unnecessary, we were too laid back, not too smart.
“But the decisive decision in the whole game was the red card. I don’t think it was a red card, Sadio didn’t see the goalkeeper. It’s unlucky, an accident. The keeper comes out. You want to go for the ball. I hope people see it for what it is.”