Pep Guardiola, Manchester City players react to Premier League win against Liverpool


City had stuttered through their first three games but hit their stride against the Reds, albeit with the visitors having to play almost an hour following Sadio Mane's sending off in the 37th minute.

He added another when set up by Aguero, who unselfishly squared when through on goal, and substitute Leroy Sane netted twice more to complete the rout.

Liverpool deserved every bouquet that was thrown in their direction after their destruction of Arsenal - in fact, perhaps they did not get enough credit.

City ran out 5-0 winners against Liverpool in the end, and Carragher was not impressed either with Klopp overlooking Lovren when changing to a back three later in the game.

"It was an accident", said Klopp afterwards.

Being down a man for 55 minutes, Liverpool mentally checked out early, to then focus on Champions League competition in midweek. Umpire Jon Moss did not be reluctant in brandishing a red card as Ederson left the area on a stretcher.

Liverpool were ripped apart by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium yesterday and the fans are rightly furious.

45+6' - GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Liverpool (Jesus).

Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead deep into stoppage time, thanks to a sublime assist from Kevin de Bruyne, before further extending the lead in the 53rd minute.

Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy this evening provided a typically witty response when questioned on the injury picked up by teammate Ederson during the Citizens' demolition of Liverpool yesterday.

"The game was open until the sending-off", he told Sky Sports.

Klopp elected to bring on Oxlade-Chamberlain for his club debut at the interval, replacing Salah.

Guardiola said: 'We play so high, the goalkeeper has to play on the 18-yard box to help us with these forward balls. "I didn't speak about the decision when we had Kyle Walker sent off against Everton so I will not now".

Eric Bailly has received rave reviews since arriving from Villarreal last season and deservedly so.

Romelu Lukaku gave United, who had made a 100 per cent start to the new Premier League season, the lead on 57 minutes after his initial shot had been saved by Jack Butland.

Arsenal bounced back from their 4-0 thumping at Anfield as they beat Bournemouth 3-0 at the Emirates to make it four defeats from four for Eddie Howe's side.