Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure class

Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure class

To give him credit, the former Roma keeper did make a wonderful save on Aguero at the end of the match to keep the game from going 3-1.

The decision not to dismiss Kompany proved a crucial moment according to Klopp as City went on to snatch the points thanks to Leroy Sane's late victor after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero's opener.

Liverpool's defeat by Manchester City was a setback for Jurgen Klopp's side but it is not a result that will knock their confidence or affect the Reds' belief that they can win this title race.

Manchester City moved to within four points of league leaders Liverpool after coming out on top in a gargantuan clash with the Reds at the Etihad on Thursday evening.

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"Sometimes it's just a little bit: the cross was not good enough or the last pass, that happens", Klopp explained.

City was spared from going behind by just 11 millimeters (0.4 inches) of the ball failing to cross the line in the 18th minute.

Stones' first goal-saving intervention came just after Sadio Mane had hit the post with the deadlock yet to be broken 17 minutes in, and Aguero capitalized on that reprieve shortly before the break. But four points can be closed quickly and Liverpool know they will have to fight all the way if they are to win the title.

"If we had won the title five times in the last 10 years then we'd say 100%, but we don't have the experience. It was that or let him go through on goal". Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. We need to be ready and we will be.

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He told Sky Sports: "I thought it was a great challenge, was it not?" "We could've drawn, we could've won it". Raheem Sterling cut in from the left and slipped the ball through to Sane, who fired a shot past Alexander-Arnold and in off the post.

"We are disappointed we lost but there is no reason for panic".

Liverpool have offloaded two players in Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne (on loan), while Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are now sidelined with injuries.

"I have already said to the boys this is OK".

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