Raheem Sterling possesses many facets to his game, and has the ability to become one of England’s leading lights, but he had not really taken off earlier.
The side that cannot stop scoring goals hosts one that has forgotten what it feels like to see the net bulge when Manchester City face rock-bottom Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Aguero’s 10th hat-trick in City sky blue took his goal tally for the club to 175 – two fewer than all-time top scorer Eric Brook – but incredibly his future at the Etihad had been questioned following the emergence of 20-year-old Gabriel Jesus.
Defender John Stones bagged a brace of headed goals and Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus netted the other as City inflicted the heaviest-ever home defeat in UEFA club football on the Dutch champions and former European Cup holders.
Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference in his return, scoring twice as Real Madrid began its quest for a third straight Champions League title. In other Champions League matches, Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and Besiktas won their matches respectively.
Senegal international Sadio Mane faces a three-match suspension from domestic games, although he will be available for Liverpool’s Champions League tie at home to Sevilla on Wednesday.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his club were lucky to have midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian delivered an outstanding performance in the 5-0 win over Liverpool. Guardiola said that “De Bruyne is a complete player and he is in good mood this season.”
Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City hammered Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men.
Manchester City walked all over Liverpool with a strong 5-0 finish at the Etihad Stadium. Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus scored a brace each with Sergio Aguero scoring one and assisting one.
“Vincent Kompany has a little problem in his calf. I do not think he will be available tomorrow,” Guardiola told a news conference. “The last seven, eight, nine games last season he played no problem.
Jurgen Klopp said, “Before Philippe Coutinho went to Brazil he couldn’t train for about three weeks, so that means now we have to prepare him for the rest of the season, which is difficult with our fixtures and our schedule.”
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Pep Guardiola’s side are all set to host Liverpool at the Eithad stadium for a crucial Premier League clash. The two teams from the top four in the league table clash on Saturday.
Liverpool is looking confident after sealing an emphatic 4-0 victory over Arsenal and will look forward to continue their unshakable form against the Blues. Although been in charge of Manchester City for more than a year now, Guardiola has failed to wipe out City’s vulnerable defence line woes.
Jurgen Klopp enjoys a rather good record against Man City in that time, winning three of the four league meetings since his arrival at Liverpool. Blessed with the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, the German manager, however, needs to take care of defensive woes.
Manchester City brought in seven players including Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy for a combined 215 million pounds ($278.43 million), more than any other club has spent in a single transfer window.