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Walker, Sané and Gundogan flop in insipid Blues performance: Man City Player Ratings vs. Liverpool (Champions League)

Liverpool destroyed Manchester City at Anfield as Pep’s side suffered one of their worst defeats since the takeover over a decade ago. Here’s my player ratings from an embarrassing night in the Champions League…

Ederson – 5

Conceded three but wasn’t really at fault for any of the goals. Looked rattled at times, like everyone else.

Kyle Walker – 2

The worst Walker performance I’ve ever seen by a long shot and the worst by a City full-back in years. Could’ve done better for all three of the goals, was regularly beaten by Mané and offered nothing to the attack.

Vincent Kompany – 5

Dealt well with Liverpool’s threats for the majority of the game but even he couldn’t organise his defence in the first half.

Nicolas Otamendi – 5

Wasn’t exactly awful but had to do better with some headers in the Liverpool box. Not too much he could’ve done about the goals, really.

Aymeric Laporte – 5

Actually dealt with Salah quite well for most of the game. Looked relatively comfortable at full-back – more so than Walker, anyway.

Fernandinho – 6 (Man of the Match)

Hard to give anyone higher than this, but Fernandinho was our best player in the second half. He played some good passes and kept things tight after the break but it wasn’t enough.

Kevin De Bruyne – 5

Uncharacteristically poor tonight. Despite looking better after being moved into a more familiar role, De Bruyne failed to have any real influence on the game.

Ilkay Gundogan – 3

Ilkay did nothing at all in the game. Never looking like breaking into a sprint, he did his best impression of 2018 Yaya Touré before rightly being hooked off.

David Silva – 5

Silva did his best, but gave the ball away several times, which was perhaps a testament to how awful the whole team was. He tried to link up with Sané but more often than not found the German’s movement lacking.

Leroy Sané – 3

Promising at times, abysmal at others. The only thing Sané was consistent with tonight was his terrible deliveries, which regularly failed to find a single City player. He wasted a golden chance early on.

Gabriel Jesus – 4

I can’t be too angry with Jesus tonight because he showed some fight and could’ve had some more chances if not for atrocious service. I don’t feel Aguero could’ve done much better given the awful performances around him.

Subs:

Raheem Sterling – 4

Raheem barely touched the ball after coming on, and although I feel he should’ve started, we didn’t really benefit from his introduction.

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