Fernandinho: ‘Liverpool are a long ball team’

Fernandinho on Liverpool

Man City midfielder Fernandinho faced the press on Monday before the Champions League match with Liverpool on Tuesday.

City are 3-down after their quarterfinal first leg at Anfield last week.

Can the Sky Blues turn the tie around? After the 3-2 defeat to Man United in the derby, it feels like Man City’s aura of invincibility has gone.

During his Q&A with the media, Fernandinho made a surprising comment about Liverpool.

According to the Brazilian, Liverpool like to play “long ball” football.

Really?!

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Maybe something got lost in translation, as Liverpool have been lauded this season for their amazing transitions and quick counter-attacks involving Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.

Fernandinho banned after Man United

Not only did Man City lose the Manchester derby.

Not only did Man City miss out on the chance to win the Premier League by beating their fiercest rivals.

Not only did Man City lose their second match on the bounce, conceding three goals on each occasion.

Man City have also lost midfielder Fernandinho for two matches after the Man United defeat.

In the 79th minute, the Brazilian enforcer picked up a booking after a challenge with Jesse Lingard.

It was his 10th booking of the Premier League season, and as a result he’s been hit with a two match ban.

Fernandinho will now miss Man City’s next two Premier League matches.

Next weekend the Sky Blues take on Tottenham at Wembley. After that it’s a home match against Swansea City.

Also see: Jurgen Klopp’s Mo Salah update before Man City.

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