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Manchester City fans react to John Stones’ performance against Liverpoool

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Manchester City fans react to John Stones’ performance against Liverpoool

Manchester City were beaten 3-1 at Anfield by Liverpool, who have opened up a nine-point gap between themselves and the reigning champions in the Premier League.

The Reds produced a brilliant performance against Pep Guardiola’ side to send a real message, and City have slipped to fourth in the table with Leicester City and Chelsea both winning.

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City played some nice football at times and did create chances, but were undone by poor defending.

With no Ederson and Aymeric Laporte, the Citizens looked very shaky at the back against a Liverpool team always willing to press.

Making his third straight Premier League start on Sunday was John Stones, who appears to have nudged ahead of Nicolas Otamendi in the pecking order.

(Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The 2016 signing from Everton had a particularly tough afternoon, unusually giving the ball away at times and failing to assert authority alongside Fernandinho.

Man City fans react

Although the likes of Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero weren’t on it as usual, they still managed to create chances, meaning the were spared the brunt of the criticism.

Given the ease at which Liverpool were able to score, some City fans targeted Stones after the game:

 

 

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