Former PL star claims why you shouldn’t write Manchester City off in UCL

Not over yet

Manchester City suffered a huge 3-0 defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday evening but one former Premier League star isn’t writing off a comeback.

The Cityzens have been one of the best sides in world football this season but they were certainly not at the races this week.

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane give Liverpool a huge advantage going into the second leg.

Though, former Arsenal star Martin Keown has explained why Pep Guardiola’s side cannot be written off despite a big disadvantage.

‘Everyone is writing City off, but it wasn’t so long ago we were saying this is the greatest English side we’ve seen in the Premier League era,’ Keown explained in his Mail Q&A column. 

‘It sounds strange after winning 3-0, but Liverpool face a tough test now.

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‘An early goal from City next week changes the whole mood of the stadium, and they can take inspiration from Barcelona’s comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last season.

Quick turnaround

Not only was Keown talking about the second leg, Liverpool have a big game against Everton this weekend.

Keown admitted that Klopp will need to manage his squad well.

‘Liverpool don’t have long before the Merseyside derby on Saturday and Klopp needs to manage his squad.

‘They have injuries to deal with and this is where Klopp can really prove his reputation as one of world’s best managers by rotating his squad in the right way.

‘Last night can rank alongside Liverpool’s great European nights, but it could turn into one of their worst if they take their eye off the ball next week.

Man City fans slam their side after shambolic performance v Liverpool

While Keown certainly has hope in Manchester City, their fans were certainly not happy.

The City side were comfortably beaten and did not show any signs of a comeback.

Safe to say, that meant that they reacted pretty poorly to their performance at Anfield as expected.

Click here to find out what they had to say about City’s performance.