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Liverpool supporters blame length of grass on defeat to Manchester City 

Liverpool supporters from The Anfield Wrap have blamed the length of grass on their club’s defeat to Manchester City.

The Merseyside club’s gap at the top of the Premier League was reduced to four points as Pep Guardiola’s won 2-1.

The grass at the Etihad proved to be City’s secret weapon with Guardiola making it longer to prevent Liverpool’s passing, according to the Liverpool fan show.

Length of the grass blamed for Liverpool’s loss to City

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool is challenged by Fernandinho of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Anfield Wrap stated claims that Guardiola had worked on the pitch to prevent Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.

City’s plan was to control the Reds’ transitioning, doing so by increasing the length of the grass at the Etihad.

The champions’ plan clearly worked as they managed to nullify Liverpool’s attacking threat.

The presenter of the show claimed:

“I could not believe the length of the Manchester City pitch.

“The amount to which it cut up, it looked like a pitch that had been prepared for one thing, and that was to stop fast passing.”

Another guest speaking on the show stated:

“Pep spoke pre-match and post-match about how Liverpool only need split seconds to change games to tear you to shreds, that Liverpool’s transition is one of the scariest things in world football.

“Obviously that’s the element they wanted to kill and control as much as they could, and the grass was one of the ways that they thought they could do that.”

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