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Rodri Says Liverpool Were Lucky To Beat Manchester City

Credit: AS

Credit: AS

Liverpool put on a terrific offensive display during their Sunday clash vs. Manchester City, making the most of their chances to jump to an early 2-0 lead.

Manchester City took control of the ball with the Reds trying to counter-attack, a tactic that ended up handing them the 3 points with a 3-1 triumph.

However, City's Rodri thinks Guardiola's side was much better than Liverpool, claiming they were lucky to beat them after scoring in all the three chances they had:

“I think we were much better overall. We created more chances than them, but they arrive at our goal three times and scored three goals. We are leaving with a bittersweet feeling because we wanted to win. I don’t think they have been much better than us, but they have scored the chances they had. They are very strong at the moment and they are having everything right. We have been brave, we have tried during the 90 minutes, we never gave up. We have had to face several blows along the game," Rodri told the media, as quoted by The Guardian.

Rodri was asked if Manchester City's defense was done, as the team has been far from the lockdown defensive squad they were during their Premier League run last year.

However, the Spaniard had his teammates' backs and claimed there's still a long way to go and they won't give up on their pursuit for the trophy.

"Absolutely not. This team has shown it many times before, has won the Premier League two seasons in a row and that isn’t a coincidence. This team has earned the respect and (deserve to still) be considered in the title race.“Last season, the team was seven points behind and it could have been 10 in case of losing (vs. Southampton), and they managed to win the league in the end. We are in November. There is still a lot of games left," Rodri concluded.

After 12 games, Liverpool are comfortably sitting at the top of the table with 34 points, with Manchester City and Chelsea tied for the 2nd spot with 24.