|City applauded Liverpool onto their pitch|
served a largely irrelevant slice of humble pie, as Manchester City thrashed
the newly crowned Premier League champions 4-0.
Sterling, Phil Foden and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (og) saw a surprise result at
the Etihad that left a lot of questioning as to whether Jurgen Klopp’s side
might have gone a little too far in the past week.
|De Bruyne scored from the spot|
half-hearted guard of honour from City and this turned out to be the highlight
of their night.
early as Mo Salah hit the post from the edge of the area.
when Joe Gomez held Sterling, and a penalty was awarded.
confidently. After Foden played in ten minutes
later, Sterling doubled City’s advantage.
|Sterling netted and celebrated passionately|
undoubtedly not have enjoyed the tradition of pre-match, but he seemed to enjoy
a goal against his old side.
|Foden scored number three|
Foden then added a third on the stroke of half time.
but City was able to add a fourth when Oxlade-Chamberlain helped in Sterling’s
effect on the grand scheme of things, with Liverpool still 20 points clear from
their closest rivals and due to a trophy presentation in the coming weeks.