City cut Liverpool to ribbons as a controversial sending off condemned Klopp's Men!

Last updated : 09 September 2017 By Ryan Bromilow

Pep Guardiola registered his first win over Jurgen Klopp as Manchester City boss as his side put five past Liverpool. A controversial sending off cruxified an in form Reds and the Manchester Outfit had too much quality to not take advantage of the extra man.

Liverpool was made to rue their chances as Manchester City took their lead on the 25-minute mark, a delicious ball by Kevin De Bruyne carved open the Reds back four and presented a one on one opportunity for Sergio Aguero, who coolly rounded the goal keeper to score his six goal against the Merseyside outfit.

Jurgen Klopp's side' positive reaction to City's opener was soon halted as Sadio Mane was sent off after a controversial high boot. Upon the reflection, it is clear Liverpool's number 19 had only eyes for the ball but Moss made a quick decision without consulting either member of his team. That dismissal placed Guardiola's side firmly in the box seat and it was only a matter of time before his team registered a second. The source of creativity of the Manchester outfit Kevin de Bruyne clipped an inviting cross into the area, the ball landed on the head of Gabriel Jesus who guided it beyond Mignolet to give City a two goal cushion.

Plenty of pundits were unsettled by the decision that tipped the game in the home side's favour and non other than Gary Neville concluded Moss had made the one wrong decision placing the blame fimly on City's high back line. 

He said on Sky Sports: "Jon Moss, you have just ruined the game there. He didn't need to give a red card. He could have given a yellow. I think he's got it wrong. 

"The reason Ederson is injured is because his back three have ridiculously tried to play the offside."

The visitors switched to a 3-5-1 after the sending off and despite the positive start, the home side took a firmer grip on proceedings. Sergio Aguero was fed through behind the Liverpool rearguard, he unselfishly teed up his strike partner Gabriel Jesus who had the simple task of finding the net for the third.

Benjamin Mendy was probably the best learning curve that the young Alexander Arnold could have had, he was electric on that left side and turned provider for City's fourth. His marauding run and pass was met by a calm finish from Leroy Sane who added insult to injury to a Liverpool side who were left helpless after Moss's moronic decision.

And just when Reds fans thought it couldn't get any worse, Leroy Sane plucks one straight out of the top drawer. It was an exquisite finish from the German to just drown out an already despondent Red's side.

For Liverpool it will be a case of wiping this result from their minds and moving on to the next game, it's a chance of redemption as they face Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday.