Manchester City defeated Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium 4-0 on the night they gave the reds a guard of honor. Kevin De Bruyne & Phil Foden both scored a goal & an assist while Raheem Sterling was also in the scoresheet.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain scored an own goal to complete Manchester City’s total domination over the English champions last night. Pep Guardiola issues warning to Liverpool ahead of next season after the defeat.
The Spanish tactician pointed out inconsistency as part of the reason they failed to retain the title won last season. He further stated that his team needs to recover the consistent performances of previous seasons if they want to win the league next season.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has defended his team pointing out the absence of fluidity as the reason for the heavy loss to Liverpool. He further admitted that his side did not utilize the open chances they had against City last night.
Jurgen Klopp showered encomium on the attitude of his players during the encounter. Pep Guardiola admitted that Liverpool is the best team he has faced in his entire win he praised his lads for stepping up their game against the newly crowned champions.
Kevin De Bruyne scored a penalty to give City the lead after Joe Gomez dragged Raheem Sterling in the penalty box. Sterling made it two-nil in the 35th minute while Phil Foden finished off a brilliant move for a third. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain deflected Sterling’s shot into his own net to make it four. Liverpool suffered a humiliating defeat just a week after becoming champions of England.
Liverpool still aiming Manchester City records
The reds are still aiming to clinch some records despite the loss against Mancity. According to former England striker, alan shearer. He said the reds have taken Mancity’s cup and are now heading for their records.
If Liverpool should win their remaining six matches, they will be able to break some few records, which are.
- Winning the five matches will mean that Liverpool wins 33 matches in a season, beating Mancity’s record from the same campaign.
- Winning their three matches at home means they have won 19 home matches passing Pep Guardiola’s team with one.
- If they get to win 5 matches they will get 15 points that are they will surpass city by reaching 101 points in the league. The record that was set by Mancity during the 2017/2018 season.
- In the 2017/18 season, City won the title with 19 points margin. Liverpool is currently on 20. They could still increase that figure if Mancity losses and Liverpool win.