The fixtures between Manchester City and Liverpool without a doubt have been some of the most entertaining and goal scoring games of the Premier League in the last few years. Be it Coutinho’s last minute strike in a stunning 3-2 win, or Jovetic’s stunning performance in the same fixture last season, the fixture has always delivered.
The first of the two meetings of this season between the side ended with Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool, as Klopp’s Liverpool has started to take shape.
The talking points from the match are:-
1. Nicolas Otamendi should have started for City
Following a mega money move to City, Otamendi has been one of the rocks in the City defence. His partnership with Kompany is arguably the best central defence pairing City should utilize. While Kompany was not able to shake off a calf injury, it was surprising to see Otamendi on the bench, with Demichelis and Mangala starting in defence.
They were woeful, with the first goal for the visitors coming through a Mangala own goal and Demichelis unable to fully cope with the Liverpool attack. Had Otamendi started in place of either one of them, Liverpool might have had a tougher time breaching past City’s defence.