Player Ratings: Liverpool 0-4 Manchester City

Manchester City hand newly crowned champions a heavy 4-0 thrashing at the Etihad.

After setting up a guard of honour in respect of Liverpool, Pep Guardiola’s men took to the field to get a bit of revenge as they would humble the Reds in a thrilling 4 nil victory.

Goals from star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Sterling and Phil Foden were enough to put Liverpool to the sword, and below is how we rate the players.

Ederson: 8

The shot-stopper put on a show against a dangerous Liverpool side. He made a series of vital saves in the game, notably denying Mohammad Salah’s efforts in both halves.

Kyle Walker: 6

A classy performance from the English man as he terrorised Liverpool on the right flank. He, however, failed to get on target with a series of passes.

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Eric Garcia: 6

In his return game since his injury against Arsenal, the 19-year-old struggled to keep up with Sadio Mane. Overall, he put up a decent defensive display.

Aymeric Laporte: 7 

Though the centre-back dangerously lost possession leading to a Firmino chance in the second half, he was a commanding presence defensively for the Citizens.

Benjamin Mendy: 7

He was vital going forward and showing his attacking threat, as he made a series of impressive runs, whipping in dangerous crosses. 

He, however, needlessly got himself booked in the first half for time-wasting.

Rodri: 7

The midfielder was a solid defensive shield in midfield for the Citizens. His cover allowed more creativity from other midfielders as they surged forward.

Kevin De Bruyne: 9 

The World-class midfielder was simply outstanding. He opened the scoring with a penalty in the 25th minute and set up the third for Phil Foden.

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He has been Terrific for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City this season, scoring 11 goals and 17 assists, as he further challenges for the PFA Player of the Year award.

Ilkay Gündogan: 7

The City man Started sloppy but later grew into the game. The German dictated the tempo as the game would progress.

Phil Foden: 8 

The 20-year-od continued his blistering form as he sweetly set up the second goal and later scoring the third, after linking up with De Bruyne. 

He was denied a second goal by Van Dijk’s goal-line clearance and a second assist by the VAR for a handball before the goal.

Sterling: 8

The Englishman was a threat all night. He won the penalty in the 25th minute, after skillfully beating his marker in the box. He capped off his brilliant outing with a well-finished goal.

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Gabriel Jesus: 6

The 23-year-old was not short of service but failed to get on the scoresheet again. Though his work-rate was visible, he was replaced by Mahrez on the 60-minute mark.

Substitutes

Riyad Mahrez (60th minute)

Linked up with De Bruyne to start the move for the fourth goal. He had a goal ruled out after a handball was detected in the build-up.

Joao Cancelo (73rd minute)

A decent performance after he came on to replace Kyle Walker in the 73rd minute.

Bernardo Silva (80th minute)

He came on for Sterling for the final 10 minutes. No telling conditions.

Nicolas Otamendi (80th minute)

He replaced Laporte in the later stages. No telling contributions.

Ojele Joshuahttp://www.dortmundcentral.com
Bona fide football fan with a passion for writing.
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