We’ve got a game on our hands, folks.
Man City needed to be aggressive and score early tonight and that’s what they’ve done, with Gabriel Jesus slotting past Loris Karius after just two minute.
Two minutes! This is exactly what Pep Guardiola wanted from his side.
From kick-off, you could tell this one was going to be tasty – with Sadio Mane fouling Kevin de Bruyne inside the opening 30 seconds.
And moments later, Fernandinho managed to slice open the Liverpool the defence with a long pass to Raheem Sterling, who got his head up and squared the ball perfectly for Jesus to score.
It was classic sweaty FIFA tactics.
But in the build-up, it looked like Reds defender Virgil van Dijk was fouled by Sterling, before the ball went to Fernandinho.
If you look carefully, he seems to fall off the pitch after being challenged by the City winger, which meant he was out of position when the ball came back in.
He was absolutely furious with the referee, but we’re not sure why he didn’t just try to clear the ball further up field.
Either way, that’s Rio Ferdinand’s pre-match praise of him out of the window, eh?
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