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City Give Liverpool Early Season Blues

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Hmm, i wonder if Mascherano has answered my voicemail...
It was always going to be a pretty tough fixture for Liverpool last night but i don't think many would have predicted such a one sided affair from the home team. Liverpool looked like a team still in pre-season with sloppiness and slow reactions, not to mention a shoddy section of defence. It was just an altogether unpleasant game of football to watch as a Liverpool fan.
Hodgson started Reina in goal with Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel and Agger across the back. Midfield was missing Javier Mascherano who had apparently said he no longer wished to play for Liverpool to Hodgson earlier in the day. It was Gerrard & Lucas then who made up the centre with Kuyt and Jovanovic on the wings. Ngog and Torres led the 4-4-2 formation.
At first glance i felt intrigued by this formation and was interested to see if it could work after so long going 4-5-1 but it didn't take long to start to see the flaws in this plan.
The first incident of…