MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, January 3, 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Still in a great position, no point dwelling” – Liverpool fans react to 2-1 defeat to Man City

Liverpool succumbed to their first league defeat of season, losing 2-1 at Man City, but fans remained optimistic as the Reds remain top of the table.

Man City 2-1 Liverpool

Premier League, The Etihad
January 3, 2019

Goals: Aguero 41′, Sane 72′; Firmino 64′

A frantic and relentless clash with City saw Liverpool fall to their first Premier League defeat of the season.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane ensured Roberto Firmino‘s second-half strike was all but a consolation for the Reds in what was an evening of mixed performances for Jurgen Klopp‘s men.

It was a game decided by the finest of margins, but despite the defeat Liverpool remain four points clear at the top of the table after 21 games.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.


Disbelief was the overriding emotion as Liverpool’s early effort on goal somehow failed to cross the line…

“How the hell did that stay out…?”

Caradoc on the forums.

“Can’t believe how close that was. Must have been a millimetre.”

Mascot88 on the forums.


Fans remained optimistic after heading into half-time a goal behind, but noted there were clear areas for improvement…


“We look very scared and are far too cagey. Need to try and play our own game. A moment of magic and a terrible bit of luck the difference.”

Clive Pullen on Facebook.

“Its a great finish but Lovren has to do better. Seems slow to everything tonight, as is Milner who clearly is a yard off the pace.

“Need Fabinho or Keita on in the middle for Henderson.

“Played far too many aimless long balls, when we played it quickly on the deck we opened them up.

“Come on the reds!”

Iluvatar on the forums.



Fans praised Fabinho’s instant impact and Van Dijk’s superiority…



But, Lovren’s performance came under scrutiny at the final whistle…

“Lovren remains the weakest link.”

trygve76 on the forums.

“Ffs Lovren can do nothing right tonight.”

Arminius on the forums.



Overall, fans remained upbeat as Liverpool maintain a four point buffer at the top…

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