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Lee Dixon: Manchester City man 'can't tackle', should be fined wages 'embarrassing' moment at Anfield

Lee Dixon has told The Analysis Show that Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo should be fined a week’s wages, for a moment against Liverpool.

Cancelo, 27, saw out the entire 90 minutes as Manchester City and Liverpool played out an enthralling 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Probably the best game of football so far in 21-22, Liverpool were pegged back by City in the second half. Cancelo was at fault for Liverpool’s first.

The Portugal international let Liverpool out of a corner and Mo Salah profited – feeding Sadio Mane to score. Dixon hammered Cancelo.

The defender dangles a leg, attempting to backheel tackle Salah in the build up. Dixon labelled it as “embarrassing”, saying Cancelo “can’t tackle”.

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“He’s a full-back, who can’t tackle,” Dixon said. “He’s got no interest in making tackles, all he wants to do is get the ball and create.

“He should be fined a week’s wages for that. It’s embarrassing, he has put his team in jeopardy,” Dixon continues, on The Analysis Show.

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It was missed somewhat during the game – lost in the furore of a basketball-like spectacle. Liverpool and City were both sensational, going forward.

But there were question marks about the defending. For Salah’s goal, he starts with his back to goal on the corner of the penalty area.

The Egyptian’s footwork was superb, sitting down Bernardo Silva before gliding past Aymeric Laporte. But that should never have happened.

However, in the analysis after the match, Pep Guardiola will surely be fuming at what is a lazy attempt at a tackle.

It is something you expect to see on the playground, not one of the biggest Premier League games of the season. Dixon is bang on.

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