Jurgen Klopp blames Liverpool midfield for crushing Manchester City defeat

Otto Greule Jr  Getty Images

Liverpool fan David criticised manager Jurgen Klopp, questioning the German's transfer policy and tactics, following their 5-0 defeat against Manchester City.

Late in the first half, the Senegal worldwide caught Ederson with a high foot in the face as the goalkeeper raced out of his area to head the ball clear, a fraction of a second before Mane tried to reach it at full stretch.

However, Mane, who was stretching to reach the pass, lead with his foot, and accidentally connected with the face of the Citizens onrushing no.1.

City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said: "I think the beginning was difficult, the intensity of the first half was very hard". Claudio Bravo proved to be less effective than a hologram in the City goal at times last season, missing simple saves and looking shaky when coming off his line to win the ball, but the Liverpool boss just didn't attempt to test him.

Hit play on the video at the top of the page to see the incident between Klopp and Moss.

"The only thing we didn't do previous year was win the big games", De Bruyne, who set up goals for Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, said after Saturday's match. "I was still positive (but) with one man down against City, it is really not the best place to be", he said. "Yes, we can be really good, but if you don't finish the situations you create you have a problem". If the leg is not where the leg is, you can also say it is a foul from the goalie. "Of course, it had a big influence on the game today". "That changed the game and we know it".

Mike Zarrilli  Getty Images
Mike Zarrilli Getty Images

While concerned for their goalkeeper's wellbeing, City took full advantage of their numerical advantage against Liverpool.

Guardiola said: "We play so high the goalkeeper has to play on the 18-yard box to help us with these forward balls".

"We could have done better in the second half".

"You don't lose 5-0 when a lot of things are right but I am not concerned in the long term", added Klopp. And if then Nicolas Otamendi had seen the second yellow he likely deserved when he clattered cleats and knees and ankles into Sadio Mané's chest, City would have been the ones down to ten men.

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

Odell Beckham listed as questionable for opener against Cowboys
But a conservative game plan with Beckham on the field is ten times better for the Giants than an aggressive one without. He appeared in three of the Cowboys' four preseason games this year, starting one, and registering four tackles.

US House sends self-driving vehicle bill to the Senate
The issue has gained a sense of urgency after a rise of deadly crashes in recent years following a period of decline. Naturally, companies like Google , GM, Ford , and Tesla are praising this new bill.

Idaho ACT scores drop, but still top national averages
Despite the increasing number of students taking the ACT, the SAT is still the dominant college-admissions test in Virginia. According to ACT, fewer than 30% of graduates were likely, based on their ACT composite score, to attain an ACT WorkKeys®.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Sound breaking' for the Tower of Voices at Flight 93 Memorial Park
Sep 12, 2017 - 00:46
Today marks sixteen years since almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. ET, but the Flight 93 National Memorial ceremony starts earlier, at 9:30 a.m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top All Blacks expecting physical, angry South African side in Rugby Championship clash
Sep 12, 2017 - 00:45
The All-Blacks still sit top of the Rugby Championship following this result with Australia and South Africa now facing off. Coach Steve Hansen confirmed Aaron Smith would return to the Test No.9 jumper with his bullet passing a major asset.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp drops hint over Philippe Coutinho involvement against Sevilla
Sep 12, 2017 - 00:43
Coutinho was left out of Liverpool's 5-0 defeat to Manchester City this weekend, "It was a decision made with the season in mind". He's brought in the players he wanted and this is the time for him to show the team is ready to face everything.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait's emir
Sep 12, 2017 - 00:41
Although Qatar has rejected some of them out of hand, Sheikh Sabah said he believed negotiations were possible. Qatar hosts a US military base critical to the anti-IS fight in Iraq and Syria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Construction crane collapses in downtown Miami
Sep 11, 2017 - 00:49
Officials urged people in buildings facing the crane to seek shelter on the opposite side of the building or in a stairwell. The crane collapsed and fell into the top of a building under construction, said Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Aaron Donald ends holdout, reports to Rams without new deal
Sep 11, 2017 - 00:49
Currently, he's scheduled to make just $1.802 million, a bargain for the Rams but a pittance for a player of Donald's caliber. The Rams play the Indianapolis Colts in the opener on Sunday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Abraham Fires Blanks, Sanches Struggles As Newcastle Edge Swansea
Sep 11, 2017 - 00:48
Giggs told Wales Online that he had been watching Sanches several years ago and was impressed with the aggressive player's talent. Newcastle will attempt to make it 2 league wins in as many games when they play Swansea away from home later today (Sunday).

Takeaways from the Steelers 21-18 win over the Browns
Sep 11, 2017 - 00:45
When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field against divisional rival Cleveland Sunday, all eyes will be on the offense. Brown reportedly told the team during that meeting, " do not disrespect your country, do not disrespect the flag ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Magnitude-8.1 Earthquake Hits Off Mexico's Southern Coast
Sep 11, 2017 - 00:43
Tsunami waves hit the southern coast of Mexico after a magnitude 8.1 natural disaster struck shortly before midnight local time. One video posted on Twitter early Friday showed tremors rocking Mexico City's Angel of Independence monument .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Katia Strengthens with Strong Winds and Rains off Mexico
Sep 10, 2017 - 15:38
Meanwhile, Mexico is dealing with the aftermath of a powerful quake on Thursday night. Katia has moved into Mexico, now as a Tropical Storm packing 45 miles per hour winds.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Holes in Huskers defense, Lee INTs lead Ducks to large halftime lead
Sep 10, 2017 - 15:38
Freeman had a 28-yard run in the drive. "They went out and did what we asked them to do", OR coach Willie Taggart said. On the fifth offensive play of the game, OR quarterback Justin Herbert hit Brenden Schooler for this really nice grab.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suspected Columbus, Ohio, high school shooter arrested
Sep 10, 2017 - 15:36
A message was left for a Columbus schools representative. "SWAT made an arrest, gun taken, no injuries". Police had warned people to stay away from the area near the Columbus Scioto school Friday morning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mauricio Pochettino: 'Vincent Janssen has future at Tottenham Hotspur'
Sep 10, 2017 - 15:36
He was then omitted from the clubs Champions League squad , with Mauricio Pochettino claiming there simply wasn't space for him. In his presser before Saturday's match away at Everton, Pochettino said that Janssen remains in his plans.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gap, Banana Republic stores closing
Sep 10, 2017 - 15:36
So far, the company has witnessed double-digit sales growth through its online and mobile businesses. The company has been cutting its store numbers over the last decade or so.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 13th, fails to make NASCAR playoff field
Sep 10, 2017 - 15:34
Earnhardt had said Friday he hadn't allowed himself to think much about a fairy-tale ending to the season. "It's on us. From the start of the weekend, tension was up, as a must-win scenario to make the playoffs was in store for Earnhardt.