Man City Wallop Liverpool 5-0

Man City Wallop Liverpool 5-0

With Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on song in Arsenal's thrashing, fears of how the Reds would fare without Coutinho had been eased.

The game hinged on Liverpool forward Sadio Mane's 37th-minute dismissal for a shuddering head-high challenge on Ederson that ended the City goalkeeper's match, but Guardiola only had eyes for de Bruyne.

The FA was informed of Liverpool's decision to appeal today and an independent regulatory commission will now hear the case tomorrow providing all the evidence is submitted in advance.

"At first I thought that he had hit him in the hip, but then I saw clearly that he got him with the face".

"The only thing we didn't do a year ago was win the big games", De Bruyne, who set up goals for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, said after Saturday's match.

"City are a good team, of course, with good players, but we could have done better with 10 men".

Jurgen Klopp's men will have little time to dwell on the result as they open their Champions League campaign against Sevilla on Wednesday. He did not suffer concussion and was cleared of serious injury.

"Obviously we want to do well in four, so it is very hard to do it in the four".

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Speaking to BBC 606, the reds fans said: "Without Mane we're no good, and the transfer window was no good".

He said: "So it never works?"

Mane posted a message of support to Ederson following the game, wishing the 'keeper well. Both teams were not compact.

He earned a yellow card after De Bruyne rounded him near the penalty area and what few chances came after the third goal also emanated from his side. It was in a lot of moments very unlucky for us.

"Phil is a fantastic player, and hopefully we can use him as quickly as possible".

"You can defend not perfectly and still win 5-0". They didn't create many things.

Sealing a move for Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of two key pieces of deadline-day business for Liverpool, the other of which was retaining the services of Philippe Coutinho.