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Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Conner99 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:38 pm

Man City began their defence of the title with an easy 2-0 over Newcastle , goalkeeper Joe Hart could have had the day off as Newcastle failed to register a shot on target during the whole match ...David Silva and Sergio Aguero got the goals as Man City made sure of all 3 pts .



Liverpool may have lost Hannibal`Suarez`Lector during the summer , but their ability to win has not gone as they enjoyed a 2-1 won over Southampton at Anfield , it was not quite the Liverpool of last season that came so close to winning the title ...but manager Brendan Rogers has spnet £100 million on new players so far and he was please with the desire of his team on their first game of the new season , and striker Daniel Sturridge was even bold enough to say they are a better team without Luis Suarez when asked "I think so, with the players we've brought in."No disrespect - he's a great player and will be missed - but we move on."

So can Liverpool cope against the talent Man City have available without their magic talisman Luis Suarez ..?
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Hams » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:40 am

it would be amusing if Mario Balotelli was signed in time to play this game on Monday and then went on to score the winner against his old club Man City!
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Pickleman1967 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:14 pm

A mouth watering tie for the neutral, Man City are pretty tough at home, so Liverpool will have to be at their best to come away with three points here.

The men in blue were poor against Arsenal and didn't get much of a challenge against Newcastle, though they will surely be a force to be reckoned with once again this season.

I fancy Liverpool to be strong again, despite the loss of Suarez, though I suspect it will take a little more time to bed in the new players before we see them at their best. A defeat would not be the end of the world, as was shown last season Liverpool started strong, faded, then came back again to keep the season alive pretty much to the end.

Man City 1 Liverpool 1
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Steely Hill » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:00 pm

can't see Man City not winning here to be honest.

Liverpool are a very open side and that will give Man City plenty of opportunites to punish their opponents. Liverpool are still a team bedding in new players and looking to click so a draw would be a good result indeed.

i can see Man City going 2-0 up and a consolation goal giving Liverpool a bit of faint hope until the whistle goes.
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Conner99 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:42 pm

yeah...it seems all the signs point to a Man City win , Liverpool were not at their best against Southampton but managed to get the victory . It is always difficult though to predict some games ..Man City were very comfortable against Newcastle ...this will be a little more of a test I think .
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Hams » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:38 am

It doesnt look like Balotelli has signed in time to play tonights match but im sure the TV cameras will be trying to locate him in the crowd at the Etihad.

Any more predictions?
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby prince.of.united » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:17 pm

I want both teams to loose, but thats not possible.

City to win it 3-0.
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Hams » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:50 pm

HT

City 1-0 Liverpool

A mistake from the Reds new signing Moreno let Stevan Jovetic in to fire City in front just before half time.
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Hams » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:27 pm

FT

Man City 3-1 Liverpool
1-0 Jovetic 41'
2-0 Jovetic 55'
3-0 Agüero 69'
3-1 Zabaleta 83'(og)

Stevan Jovetic was the star of the show in what turned out to be a one sided victory in the end at the Etihad against the Reds.

Any comments on Man City's victory?
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby redpelt » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:38 pm

Liverpool afforded a football lesson without City moving out of second gear ,Johnson once again left our back
line having to cover the flank he consistently vacated ,and Gerrard in his designed position is supposedly there
to provide protection for our back four....City just targeted our weakest links ,simple as that ,they completely
negated our attacking threat by Isolating Sterling to the wing and stopping him moving more centrally.

The staggering thing is City have taken their form from pre season and are strolling through games with a panache
most teams will struggle to live with ,and its only their second competitive game ? Liverpool on the other hand have
a manager who needs to be equally as ruthless in chiselling out the weakest points in our game ....The game tonight
was a veritable world away from our performance against Spurs last season ,and in my opinion that game and the
energy levels shown are precisely were we need to arrive at sooner rather than later.
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Half Way House » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:50 pm

City look to be the team to beat this season (along with Chelsea) they capitalised on every mistake we made! Up until the 1st goal we were holding our own & taking the game to them but not really troubling Smoking Joe Hart. In the end City's class was the deciding factor & they won quite comfortably.
Hope we can learn from this set back & improve, just like lwe did ast season _ We Go Again at Spurs
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby redpelt » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:12 pm

Three pertinent queries all involving Gerrard.

1,I'm baffled by why exactly the issue of Gerrard squeezing in to the space between our two CB's when we get pushed back
has not been addressed ? 2,I mean he done the same against the Saints ,surely if you're a CB this can only disrupt your
communication and cohesion with your fellow defender ? 3,Is it just me who expects a defensive midfielder to make a
concerted effort to break up the play and not continually back off the oppositions runners ?

Three pertinent questions all involving Johnson.

1,Why after so many performances bereft of intelligence is he afforded a position in the first team ? 2, If a defender is constantly
having to cover Johnson's position as well as his own, does the manager not see this as detrimental to the players overall game ?
3,Is Johnson still sufficiently equipped offensively to warrant his forays up field ?

Discuss ?
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby Conner99 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Half Way House wrote:City look to be the team to beat this season (along with Chelsea) they capitalised on every mistake we made! Up until the 1st goal we were holding our own & taking the game to them but not really troubling Smoking Joe Hart. In the end City's class was the deciding factor & they won quite comfortably.
Hope we can learn from this set back & improve, just like lwe did ast season _ We Go Again at Spurs


yes , that was the difference ...Liverpool were competing fairly well with Man City until that first mistake by Moreno , it was then the extra bit of quality that Man City had which really decided the game in the end ...Stevan Jovetic and Sergio Aguero both showing their class .
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Re: Man City v Liverpool - 26th August , Kick Off 8.00pm

Postby mrtz » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:29 pm

We huffed and puffed early on, but when it came to blowing the house down, it was City who were the ones with the wind behind their sails.

Same old story with the defense which goes beyond personnel at this point. Rodgers' defensive system is clearly flawed with defenders finding themselves isolated and nobody running back to cover. We've seen it with Lucas last week, and Gerrard 2 weeks in a row. Moreno put in an okay shift until the error, but it's cruel to judge him on his first game against the defending champions. If anything, he had some good runs forward and was able to track back in the way Glen Johnson has not been able to do the past 2 seasons. His exchanges with Markovic late in the game were quite tasty as well.

3 points lost and a reality check. Another stuttering start to the season, so hopefully we can find our feet at Spurs.
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