‘See You Next Season!’: Manchester City Honour PL Champions Liverpool Before Thrashing Them 4-0
‘See You Next Season!’: Manchester City Honour PL Champions Liverpool Before Thrashing Them 4-0Manchester City celebrate their third goal against Manchester United (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In a humble gesture, newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool were given a guard of honour by Manchester City players before the start of Thursday night's game played at the Etihad Stadium. However, City showed no respite in their performance and were absolutely ruthless as they thrashed Liverpool 4-0.

Kevin De Bruyne put City on the way with a penalty, before Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden added two more to give the hosts a three-goal advantage at half-time

After a sustained spell of pressure from the Reds after the break, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain inadvertently touched a goal-bound Sterling shot into his own net in an attempt to clear in the 66th minute of the game.

Jurgen Klopp rued Liverpool's failure to take the chances they fashioned against City.

"What I wanted to see tonight was a team who is ready to fight against Man City, who obviously had, I'm not sure if it's the right saying, a point to prove or whatever," Liverpool's official wesbite quoted Klopp as saying at the post-match press conference.

"They had easy motivation for Pep (Guardiola), let me say it like this and then the decisive moments, City used and we didn't and that doesn't help. So we had probably more chances than we had in games which we won, but we didn't use them, or none of them, so City were there.

"Usually we don't give them that many counter-attacks - with two goals they had a throw-in which is a strength of us usually, but tonight it wasn't and that's how it was then and they have this result," he added.

With the win, City have moved within five points of securing a Champions League berth, while reducing the gap to leaders Liverpool to 20 points.

This news has been published via Syndicate feed. Only the headline is changed.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber