Klopp laments heavy defeat, fault Mane's Red Card

Klopp laments heavy defeat, fault Mane's Red Card”

"The referee was close to sending me to the stands so I had no power", said the 50-year-old German.

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"It's not a bad foul, but with the way Eddy comes out of it, it's normal for a red card", the Belgian said. It's unlucky, an accident. Sane racing towards a long ball forward, Ederson rushing out of his area and stooping towards the ball, the Liverpool striker's high foot struck the keeper in the head. The two players clashed and Sadio was shown the red card. Saido Mane's red card in the 37th minute meant that Liverpool were up against a rampant City attack which was ruthless to say the least.

City boss Guardiola said: "Ederson was courageous in the way he went for the ball and he's so important for us".

Kevin De Bruyne provided two brilliant assists during Manchester City's Premier League victory against Liverpool, and he's brilliantly Tweeted one of the players on the end of his quality vision.

This was only Jurgen Klopp's second defeat in 23 Premier League games against sides that finished in the top seven the previous season.

The Reds have been without Coutinho in their opening six games of the season following uncertainty surrounding the Brazil international's long-term future at Anfield. They've been just good enough thus far, and have yet to face a team as good as Liverpool. "Hopefully he can come back soon but maybe he will not play in the next game [against Feyenoord in the Champions League on Wednesday]".

"I didn't speak with what happened to Kyle Walker [a red card] against Everton". Klopp made a decision to play Ragnar Klavan instead of first choice centre-back Dejan Lovren for the match and felt that the Croatian worldwide had "felt the intensity" during the global break. I can not think a player like Mane is going to make hard to the face so I think he followed the ball but the action is unsafe. "It was hard for the boys but I don't look for excuses". We couldn't keep him. You can talk about the rest.

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