Liverpool's fine start to the season came to an end with a 5-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. 10-men Liverpool were apparently not solid in the encounter as City used goals from Sergio Aguero (25'), Gabriel Jesus (45'+5,53') and Leroy Sané (77, 91) to seal maximum points at home. With this emphatic victory, Manchester City are second in the standings with ten points, while Liverpool are eighth with seven points. Here's a full report of this match.

Manchester City outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Ederson (seven points).

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Defenders - Nicolás Otamendi (7.21), Danilo (7.25), John Stones (7.60). Midfielder - Fernandinho (7.80), Kyle Walker (7.70), Kevin De Bruyne (9.09), David Silva (7.05), Benjamin Mendy (8.02).

Forward - Sergio Agüero (8.51), Gabriel Jesus (8.32). Used substitutes - Claudio Bravo (6.67), Eliaquim Mangala (6.40), Leroy Sané (8.20).

Team's strength and weakness: manchester city were completely good at setting up goal bound chances through individual efforts, through balls and from the both flanks. They were fantastic at converting their chances. Manchester City, however, committed several fouls within their half and were often caught offside.

Team style of play: Pep Guardiola's men dominated possession throughout the match and apparently favored short passes and through balls.

Liverpool outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Simon Mignolet (6.35). Defenders - Trent Alexander-Arnold (6.22), Joel Matip (6.30), Ragnar Klavan (5.32), Alberto Moreno (5.63). Midfielder - Emre Can (six points), Georginio Wijnaldum (5.65), Jordan Henderson (5.50).

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Forward - Mohamed Salah (6.40), Roberto Firmino (5.80), Sadio Mané (5.49). Used substitutes - James Milner (6.09), Dominic Solanke (six points), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (5.60).

Team's strength and weakness: Liverpool constantly stole possession from Manchester City but were too aggressive in tackling.

Team style of play: Jurgen Klopp's men favored long range strikes and through balls. They often attacked down the right flank.

Man of the match?

Kevin De Bruyne was impressive for City in the midfield. He attempted two on shots on target, made three key passes and completed a total of seventy-three touches.

Next fixtures for both teams

Manchester City will hit the road to face Watford on Saturday 16 September, while Liverpool welcomes Burnley at Anfield the same day.