Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool must do better - we let Manchester City back in

Vincent De Villiers
Janeiro 16, 2018

To be fair to Klopp, he had reason to be elated as Liverpool ended Manchester City's unbeaten unbeaten run domestically and crashed their hopes of bearing the new 'Invincibles' tag.

With the help of superb goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohammd Salah Liverpool pulled off what no EPL team has managed to do so far in the season.

Late goals from substitute Silva and Gundogan exposed Liverpool's defensive fraility without the injured Virgil van Dijk and set up a tense final few minutes, but City's revival came too late. He is a really good player.

Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola was gracious in defeat, as he paid tribute to the victors on a memorable afternoon at Anfield. "It's so difficult to maintain this run, especially against good teams like Liverpool". But this is just one game. "We have to fight until the end to win the league".

They travel to Bristol City for the second leg of their Carabao Cup tie on 23 January before visiting Cardiff or Mansfield in the FA Cup fourth round on 28 January.

The Reds did the unthinkable in style at Anfield days after selling their midfield maestro Courtinho to Barcelona in a deal that fetched the club 142million pounds.

It makes what happened moments later all the more embarrassing for one of soccer's most charismatic coaches. That is something we didn't do.

Although City's lead at the top can be cut to 12 points if second placed Manchester United beat Stoke on Monday, they remain firm favourites for the title.

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Guardiola said: "My first words are congratulations to Liverpool for the victory". "You can look at it as a manager and say, OK, we could have done this and than better".

"I don't think the manager has a way that depends on one player, but Phil is an outstanding player and we will miss that, but we have to move on".

Dooley said he picked the well-known hit because it is a "good song" and the jury seemed to agree as they clapped wildly and declared him the winner.

Klopp got a little carried away post-match.

"It is a very important statement, but that's all", said Klopp.

This was City's 23rd league game of the season - and they had not lost in the competition since a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on 5 April.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. It is just three points and we have to keep going.

Now Klopp's men were showing how to beat them this season and the thought occurred that the damage might be lasting.

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