Asked if the Reds could have done with a more advantageous fixture, Klopp replied: “Yes, I think so. But this is football. Sometimes you are lucky, sometimes not. “Manchester City are a really top side and they showed that again yesterday, so it was a really good game. “We were lucky that they were not in a greedy mood and that we could create some opportunities. We scored the goal and then they scored a penalty and it
The football world was on alert as Roberto Firmino, the former Liverpool forward, hobbled off the pitch with an injury. He was replaced by Dominic Solanke. Minutes later, Salah entered the fray and scored within a minute. Firmino and Solanke both contributed substantially to their clubs’ Premier League titles last season. The Reds were able to hold onto their lead and cruise to a 3-1 victory in front of their home supporters.
City’s dominance continued in the second half as they controlled much of the play and created many opportunities, but could not find the final goal.
Manchester City had lost just one game in their previous seven fixtures, whilst Liverpool had picked up just two points from their previous five games.
Liverpool were easily overrun in the second half and their failure to capitalise on their chances proved costly. Defensively they were poor and while they created chances, they could not take them. Naby Keita was anonymous, Divock Origi was wasteful, and Roberto Firmino was off the pace. Man City controlled the game from start to finish and picked apart Liverpool’s defence with pace and skill. David Silva was particularlyautonomous and he scored a very beautiful goal
"We created a real problem for ourselves - we didn't deserve to win," Klopp said. "All in all, it was a really good game, but we didn't deserve to win. "We scored three goals, but couldn't keep clean sheets. We conceded a penalty, the third goal just after half-time was a bad one and it was a soft one. "It's not about getting a result, it's about creating chances and making the other team work. We
“In the second half, I think we were a little bit too passive, maybe too understandable on their counter attacks. Overall I think it was a good performance, but we need to do better.”
“But even if we didn’t win, I’d say it was a very positive game. We played good football and created chances. I’m really happy with the performance and I think we deserved to win.”
This is a difficult question to answer as there are so many talented players in the Premier League and it is hard to predict who will be the best player at the end of the season. One player who is likely to be a contender for the PFA Team of the Year award is Harry Kane. Kane has been in incredible form for Tottenham this season and has been the driving force behind their success. He has scored 27 goals in all competitions so far this season, which is an incredible
“I want to congratulate the players. They have shown character. We came here to win and we didn’t. But it was a good game. They have shown they can play in this competition. “We need to change something. We need to move on. We have to focus on the next game. We have to try and do better. We have to play better and defend better. We have to be better.”
2nd Half: We come out in the second half and try to push forward. We create a few chances but don’t capitalise. 2-2. In the 71st minute, our defense gives up a goal due to being too deep again. 2-3. 3rd Half: We keep pushing for an equalizer but unfortunately don’t have enough chances. 2-4. In the 88th minute, we finally score an
It’s not like we conceded in the first 10 minutes and then they scored 2 goals. We conceded 3 goals in the span of 10 minutes. And the third goal was really harsh. They should have drawn with two minutes to go, but we didn’t defend well enough,” he summed up. The Moroccan coach highlighted that Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Maribor in the Champions League qualifying round was a good lesson for Watford.
“One example is with loot boxes, we cannot have any type of loot box that gives players an unfair advantage over others. We need to make sure that the players feel like they are getting a fair shot at the items they want. Another example is that we cannot have a situation where players can pay to win. That is not right and it is not fair. We need to make sure that players have an opportunity to win without having to spend any money.” The
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GK: Joe Hart (Manchester City) CB: John Terry (Chelsea) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) RB: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) LB: Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) RM: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) LM: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) ST: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) Coach: Roberto Mancini (Manchester City)