Steven Gerrard reveals two reasons why Man City lost to Liverpool

Mistakes were made

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed two big reasons that Manchester City were beaten by his side in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The game was very much anticipated after the first leg in which the Reds won 3-0 but Man City got themselves an early goal at the start of the second leg.

That made the clash all the more interesting and Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the game for the first 45 minutes.

They even should have had a second goal, if it was not for an incorrectly disallowed goal after Leroy Sane was adjudged to have been offside.

Though, Liverpool found their feet in the second half and Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino secured a hefty 5-1 aggregate win.

Pep Guardiola vs Liverpool in 2nd leg

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images,)

Gerrard has his say

Now, BT Sport pundit and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has named the two big mistakes that cost City the game.

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They come in the form of Man City’s choice of formation and also the decision to play Ilkay Gundogan at right midfield in the first leg.

“The interview pre-game I think you could see the surprise in his [Jurgen Klopp’s] reaction and I think he was licking his lips from it [Man City lining up with a back three], and I’m sure the players were,” said the former midfielder on BT Sport.

“Because in a game like this you only need one more moment and I think Pep has shown over the two legs that he is human.

“He is obviously a world-class manager, we’re not in a position to criticise him really, but from a learning point of view for him he has made two mistakes for me: the [Ilkay] Gundogan decision and [being] too bold tonight.”

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