Liverpool could not have beaten Man City even with an extra player
Jurgen Klopp mentioned Liverpool would not have received in opposition to Manchester City with an extra man on the sector after they have been comfortably beaten 4-1 on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
City midfielder Rodri, who had not way back been booked, escaped a second yellow card within the first half for a foul on Cody Gakpo however Klopp mentioned afterwards that taking place to 10 males in all probability would not have stopped Pep Guardiola’s facet from profitable.
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“I didn’t see it good enough,” Klopp mentioned. “Could he have got a second yellow? Yeah. I am not sure we would have won against 10 men.”
Liverpool took the lead by way of Mohamed Salah earlier than Julian Alvarez equalised for City. But Klopp mentioned the sport was misplaced due to a dire second-half show throughout which City scored 3 times and mentioned solely 4 gamers — Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Alisson and Gakpo — had put in sufficient performances.
“Four performances were OK,” the Liverpool supervisor added. “The two midfielders, Hendo and Fab, worked a lot, Cody and Ali and that is very difficult. If you want to get something here, 14 or 15 players have to be on top of their game and that was not the case.”
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Meanwhile, Guardiola was pressured to defend his response to Alvarez’s equaliser after he appeared to have fun immediately in entrance of Liverpool substitutes Konstantinos Tsimikas and Arthur Melo.
“I was happy and I said how nice our goal was,” Guardiola mentioned, when requested afterwards in regards to the interplay on the touchline.
“I’m so sorry [if it was disrespectful]. Ask him [Tsimikas] if I lack respect, I celebrate the goal the way I do with my son. I’m so sorry. Do you think it’s a lack of respect? I’m so sorry.”