City rout Reds, United held by Stoke


10-man Liverpool suffered a first Premier League loss of the season as they went down 5-0 at Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.

"I will try to ignore the result - not the mistakes but the result".

As regards the general performance, Klopp said he was disappointed Liverpool didn't take their chances when it was 11 against 11, and lamented the amount of space his side gave up.

Dominant Spurs created the first good chance of the afternoon when Ben Davies crossed and Dele Alli touched the ball to Christian Eriksen, who fired wide from 16 yards, and there was more pressure when Eriksen set up Moussa Sissoko, whose strike was blocked by Michael Keane. Mane's challenge when attempting to beat Ederson to a ball over the top was deemed unsafe by referee Jonathan Moss, who issued a red card.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: "The decisive decision in the whole game was the red card".

City had another effort ruled out when Aguero put the ball in the net early in the second half but the Argentine showed generosity when, after latching on to a Fernandinho through ball and facing only Mignolet, he slipped the ball to Jesus for the third. "There are plenty of things we can learn from this game".

"He's quick, always he sees the spaces in the middle [and] outside more than anyone else", Guardiola said.

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Liverpool switched to a back three at the break with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on for his debut, replacing Salah, but the City onslaught continued.

After 57 minutes, United went in front when Joe Allen lost the ball and the visitors broke, with Mkhitaryan playing in Romelu Lukaku whose first shot was blocked by Butland before he followed up to score - but Choupo-Moting had the last word.

"That means a lot for me, what Sergio did, a lot", emphasised Guardiola.

Although there was a lengthy delay as Ederson was treated on the pitch, the Brazilian's injuries are thought to be relatively minor, with Pep Guardiola confirming no bones were broken in the incident. "It was hard for the boys but I don't look for excuses".

"It was not a foul but it was a red card and you have to accept it".

"Obviously we knew it was going to be a very intensive game".