Jurgen Klopp acknowledged Liverpool’s own defensive deficiencies were behind their thumping 4-1 defeat to Manchester City and said the manner of conceding goals in the second half meant the Reds were fortunate their hosts were not in a more punishing mood. Despite Mohamed Salah giving Liverpool the lead, City hit back before half time through Julian Alvarez and scored three more after the restart, including two in quick succession straight after half-time where Klopp’s defence was nowhere to be found. Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were the beneficiaries for those goals, with Jack Grealish adding a fourth for the home side late on, but each of Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold played a clear part in allowing City the space and time to cause havoc and create chances.
Guardiola got excited in front of Reds substitutes when his side equalised.
Man City 4-1 Liverpool: The Argentinian World Cup winner scored one and assisted another as the champions came from behind to thrash the Reds