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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson urges perspective after Man City defeat

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson urges perspective after Man City defeat

The two clubs will take a Premier League break this weekend with the third round of the FA Cup kicking off.

They are even taking heart from the fact that they matched City for long periods in midweek before eventually coming unstuck.

Aguero's 40th minute opener extended his streak of having scored in all seven of his home league games against Liverpool.

Showing sublime control with his first touch, Aguero smashed a superb shot past Alisson Becker into the roof of the net from the tightest of angles.

Manchester City hosts Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in a match with massive title implications on Thursday. Every team studies how we play, especially in the Premier League and we know how hard it is to play this way.

After all, it was 242 days since Liverpool last lost a Premier League game in a 1-0 defeat at Chelsea in May.

"It was an intense game for both teams".




Liverpool had a slightly better possession rate with 50.5 percent of the ball. Liverpool improved when Fabinho came on but overall City were the better side on the night. Sane's goal came on a beautifully worked counterattack after Manchester City had won the ball.

For Guardiola, though, winning this game and ending Liverpool's unbeaten run was a crucial step toward reining the leaders in.

Liverpool could be called the luckiest team in the Premier League by supporters of other teams.

The forward sparked panic in the hosts' defense after his shot rebounded off the post and nearly crept back in after hitting City goalkeeper Ederson.

It was truly an unlucky game for the Merseysiders, as they were on the goal line multiple times and were rejected by a couple very lucky John Stones deflections.

I know the defeat will hurt the Liverpool players and supporters today but I wouldn't be too downhearted if I was in their camp. Had it gone in, the result may have turned out different. "He is the smallest one but shows us that to play football you don't have to be taller or more physical".

The Portuguese playmaker told reporters after starring in the win over Liverpool: "When you win against the team that is top of the league it means a lot".

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