Manchester City vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Manchester City vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Manchester City vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Liverpool were trailing when he was introduced after German global Leroy Sane, also behind some players in his preseason schedule, raced cleared of the Liverpool defence and confidently fired a shot under Caoimhin Kelleher for a 57th-minute opener. But in defensive midfield, they look light.

Last season, the Merseyside club won just eight of their first 15 Premier League games and recorded the same total number of wins in their last 15.

Fernandinho was outstanding there last season, of course, even contributing five goals and three assists, but he turned 33 in May and heads into his sixth season at the club having played almost a thousand more Premier League minutes than any other City player since 2013/14.

The City keeper used a back-pass from young academy player, and under-pressure Cameron Humphreys-Grant, who had Salah breathing down his neck. "We'll see in the last days if we decide to buy one player or wait".

"I think if you have the money, if you invest well, it is better than to have it in the bank".

"Everyone knows the way he plays", Silva said of Mahrez.

As the only major signing to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho will be expecting Fred to settle quickly into his new club, beginning with a game against their bitter rivals.

"But maybe this season, finally you demand that they win".

Take, for example, how last season's fourth-placed finish could've so easily been a top-two finish, had a loss against lowly Swansea City and draws against Tottenham Hotspur and relegated West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City been avoided - the gap between second and third amounted to six points.

It all underlines the challenge for City when it comes to reinforcing the position.

Afterwards, City manager Pep Guardiola was upbeat about his side's display despite the result.

This upcoming Premier League season has all the makings of being an absolute classic, and City will have to be at their very best, if they are to retain their title. Lightening the load on the man who holds it all together should be a priority.

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