Rodri claims Man City were ‘much better’ than Liverpool, despite 3-1 defeat

Manchester City midfielder Rodri has today revealed his opinion that his side were unlucky to come away from their crunch meeting with Liverpool yesterday empty-handed.

Liverpool best City

Jurgen Klopp’s table-toppers welcomed City to Anfield 24 hours ago, for a crucial clash in the Premier League title race.

The hosts headed into proceedings aware that a victory would see them move 8 points clear atop the English top-flight table, and a hefty 9 points clear of the champions.

Liverpool were also unbeaten in the Premier League before yesterday, having secured wins in all but one of their previous 11 fixtures.

And, when all was said and done on Merseyside, the domestic dominance of the Reds continued, in a 3-1 win.

Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, in the end, proved telling.

Bernardo Silva did manage to find the net for City ten minutes from time, but the attacker’s strike eventually proved little more than a consolation.

‘They are having everything right’

Manchester City’s latest disheartening defeat in their increasingly-uphill battle to retain the club’s Premier League crown, though, did not come without its controversies.

Liverpool’s opener came just moments after the Citizens were denied what they felt should have been a stonewall penalty, following a Trent Alexander-Arnold hand-ball in the hosts’ box.

City also saw a number of solid chances over the course of the 90 minutes slip through their fingers, with Pep Guardiola’s men having struck the post, and Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero having both gone close on more than one occasion.

Liverpool, on the other hand, proved largely-clinical in front of goal.

And this pattern to proceedings at Anfield has since seen one of Manchester City’s stars reveal his opinion that his side were in fact the ‘much better’ of the two teams at Anfield yesterday.

Speaking earlier today, Sky Blues midfielder Rodri hinted that Liverpool were lucky to emerge with all 3 points:

‘I think we were much better overall. We created more chances than them, but they arrive to our goal three times and scored three goals.’

‘We are leaving with a bittersweet feeling, because we wanted to win. I don’t think they have been much better than us, but they have scored the chances they had.’

‘They are very strong at the moment and they are having everything right. We have been brave, we have tried during the 90 minutes, we never gave up. We have had to face several blows along the game.’

Quotes via the Guardian

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