Liverpool owns Manchester City; we all know that. Sure a 5-0 walloping at the hands of a rampant Pep Guardiola’s side earlier in the season dropped the Reds to 5-1-2 against the Citizens over the past four seasons, but Reds fans have been privileged to expect dominance whenever the baby blue jerseies come to town. And with a heart-pounding 4-3 to end the presumptive league champion’s improbable domestic unbeaten run in the books, Jürgen Klopp and his resilient Liverpool squad have restored order to that relationship.
Confidence from this correspondent. Wrongly-placed as it turns out, but confidence nonetheless
Strikes from each of the forward line: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah—wonder goals all, were the result of the German manager outclassing his Spanish counterpart all over the pitch.
Klopp was giddy in that endearing way of his during his post-match interview. Upon realizing that he was speaking to the American broadcaster, NBC, the 50-year-old remarked gleefully into the camera, “That means my boss [Fenway Sports Group] is watching, jumping up and down!”
While thing got a bit nervy towards the end as Anfield watched a three-goal lead whittle down to one in a matter of minutes, Klopp chose not to focus on the negatives and to instead highlight just how exciting his rock ‘n’ roll team was on the day:
”As a manager you can say ‘OK, we could have done this better’ but then you can look at it as a football fan and say ‘What the f*** was that?’ It was unbelievable though!”
With NBC presenters Graeme Le Saux and Lee Dixon hurrying to apologize to viewers of the live broadcast, the Liverpool boss hilariously showed no remorse, joking that, “I thought in America it was OK!” before signing off to go celebrate with his team.