The Merseysiders begun positively, pressing high for the ball and putting the City defence under early pressure. The pressure paid off early, when Mangala tried to intercept in a Firmino pass, but could not control the ball and sent it into his own net.This was just the start that Liverpool wanted to instill self belief and confidence, and, from there onwards, no looking back. In the 22nd minute, Coutinho put the ball in the back of the net, courtesy a cross from Roberto Firmino. Approximately 8 minutes later, the Brazilian duo struck again, but this time Coutinho was the assistant, and Firmino, the goal scorer.
Though City did pull one back with a sumptuous strike from Aguero, right before half time, it was nothing but a mere consolation, as Skrtel, in the 80th minute, delivered a blistering volley in to the net, to round off a clinical 4-1 victory for the Reds.
After this performance, it is safe to say that Klopp has lived up to every ounce of the hype and expectation that surrounded him. The same side, which, in the first 8 games of the season had managed just 8 goals, has now scored 9 in half the number of games.
Credit has to be given to the manager, who managed to preach his style of football and implement the ‘heavy metal’ approach in such a brief span of time, and the players, who responded beautifully. To conclude, this is just the commencement, and surely, much better things are to arrive in the very near future
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