Liverpool FC to appeal length of Mane's ban

Ederson could still be doubtful for City's Champions League group stage opener at Feyenoord on Wednesday.

Both these clubs have had decent starts to the season, dropping two points each from their first three matches of the season.

"If we are smart enough to use this quality, it is possible we can be successful this season. It's absolutely no problem and I'm really fine with the situation". It's always a decision for one game.

"The only thing we didn't do a year ago was win the big games", De Bruyne, who set-up goals for strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, told reporters.

Liverpool have already conceded eight times in their opening four Premier League games to raise questions about their defence. Sometimes it is not easy to play against ten men but we did it well.

"After that we played very well, took control of the game. The reason Ederson is injured is because his back three have ridiculously tried to play the offside". "We have to adapt". The 24-year old, who featured for England over the global break, looks to be a good fit for Liverpool's all action, high intensity style and it's expected that he'll hit the ground running - but exactly where he'll play and what his best place is remains a question that's yet to be answered.

There is no question the Brazilian is still one of, if not Liverpool's best player.

"At first I thought that he had hit him in the hip, but then I saw clearly that he got him with the face". Hopefully it won't happen too often and you don't want it to create difficulties for anybody. He fits really well in the squad and really well in different line-ups. The Argentine striker's 124th Premier League goal since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 made him the highest scoring non-European player in the competition's history.

"Before he went to Brazil he couldn't train for about three weeks, so that means now we have to now prepare him for the rest of the season, which is hard with our fixtures and our schedule".

On confirming the signing of Keita, the manager added: "I have never received so many messages of congratulations".

  • Julie Sanders