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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks...

    That's it for our live text coverage of today's Premier League games. We'll be back... let's see... oh, Saturday... we've got a day off!

    In the meantime, why not click here and watch what is left of Match of the Day? Go on, you know you want to.

    Night all.

  2. 'If there is a team that can smash us, it is City'

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "The game had a lot of key moments and City used them. That is how it is. We had our moments where we were really close to make something but City were really there. They used our mistakes, we didn't use their mistakes.

    "The game was open but it clicked more for City than for us. But I wanted to see a brilliant attitude and I saw that, the boys were really fighting. Nobody was like 'hey I am coming here, we don't care'. We care a lot. That is how it feels, it feels not good and it should not feel like it is.

    "If there is a team in the world that can smash us like this it is probably City but we will come again. Make a few things better and it could look differently but for tonight that is it.

    "If City are clicking it is uncomfortable to play them. It is very uncomfortable to play us. We had good moments but it is difficult to mention them because we lost 4-0. The boys showed we are ready to fight again."

  3. Player rater results

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Well, the results of the player rater are in. You are not going to believe this but you decided Kevin de Bruyne was man of the match. I know, unbelievable right?

    He notched up a paltry average rating of 8.55, with Phil Foden second on 7.99.

    The highest Liverpool rating? Jordan Henderson with 4.16. Ouch.

  4. VAR decision a farce - Wilder

    Sheffield United 3-1 Tottenham

    Sheffield United

    Video content

    Video caption: Sheffield Utd 3-1 Tottenham: Chris Wilder brands VAR decision a 'farce'

    Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder praised his side's "decent performance" during their 3-1 win, but branded VAR a "farce" after a Spurs goal was disallowed due to handball.

    "It has been a tough few weeks for us as a football club, we watned to come out of the traps but obviously didn't," he said.

    "I saw signs on Sunday against Arsenal and we took it on tonight against a side with a manager I have a huge amount of respect for."

    On the VAR decision: "There is no deliberate handball in there. I think it is a bit of a farce rule at the moment. We've been the victims of a couple of those decisions. I still don't think it is the right decision if I am being honest.

    "One has gone for us and we will gladly take that but I hope the game isn't dominated by that decision and is looked at as a decent performance from us."

  5. Post update

    In case you missed it earlier, a superb Sheffield United put Tottenham to the sword, beating them 3-1 at Bramall Lane. Here is what Blades boss Chris Wilder had to say...

  6. 'The arrived here with no beer in their blood'

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola talking to Sky Sports

    "We beat the champions, an extraordinary team. We are brave to play, they are brave to play.

    "My team I like every single game. We tried to play football, take risks. The best team I have ever faced in my life at high pressing.

    "We had the courage to play in the small spaces.

    "It is important. I saw the guard of honour, how they work inside, how focused they were. They didn't even say thank you because they were focused.

    "They drank a lot of beers this week but they arrived here with no beers in their blood which is why I give us a lot of credit."

  7. Real deal

    If you've not quite had your fill of live football for the night, why not head over to our La Liga live commenatry of Real Madrid v Getafe?

    You'll catch the last 15 minutes as Real look to go four points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table.

    You can follow it here.

  8. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text us on 81111 (UK Only)

    Paul Adam: Don’t see how #lfc can challenge for multiple trophies with backup attack of Elliott, Origi and Minamino. Feels like squad is one Sancho short of a picnic for next season

    Fletch Fletcher: City won't be too bothered by losing the league since they're still on for the champions league and a treble. Tonight was a fantastic reminder of how good they can be and how entertaining next season will be

  9. Post update

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Oh, alright then, I'll give you a bit more...

    De Bruyne has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player this season (28), with the Man City midfielder scoring 11 goals and assisting 17 in 30 appearances.


    Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne
  10. Post update

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Just going to put this out there... Kevin de Bruyne is really good. That is all.

  11. 'Man City are incredible'

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool


    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp talking to Sky Sports:

    "Is the game important to us? I saw a brilliant attitude.

    "They were quicker than us in mind. We lacked fluidity. Against Man City you have massive problems.

    "We had moments. We had chances, we didn't use them. The result we have to take.

    "If you want to lead this story in direction we were not focused, then do it. I liked my teams attitude, you ask again. Isn't it nice another team can be champions when Man City can play so well.

    "Man City are incredible. I saw their season, they didn't play a bad game."

  12. 'Next season started today'

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Manchester City

    Raheem Sterling talking to Sky Sports:

    "They (Liverpool) have been brilliant all year, we wanted to have a good game against them.

    "We knew we were behind, have been disappointing at times. We had a test against the current champions to make a point and we did brilliant. Next season started today and we did well.

    "This is a team that is evolving and changing, You can see the maturity Phil (Foden) is playing with. I think in the future we have some great players."

  13. Record breakers?

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Mohamed Salah of Liverpool interacts with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool

    Just a second defeat of the season for Liverpool.

    The 100 point record set by City in 2017-18 is still on. They need to claim 15 of the 18 still available to them to do that.

    Their lead at the top is cut to 20, with the record gap between first and second and the end of a Premier League season the 19 City managed in 2017-18.

    They can't now equal City's record for away wins in a season, though. City got 16 in, wait for it, 2017-18. The most Liverpool can now get is 15.

  14. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text us on 81111 (UK Only)

    SMS Message: Beating the champions 4-0 and still jobsworths in the VAR room rob some joy from things. from Derek
  15. 'Men against boys'

    FT: Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Dion Dublin

    Former Aston Villa & Man Utd striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was men against boys tonight. Yes Liverpool are champions and they have had their celebrations, but I'm putting this down to a blip. Next time we see them, they will be on it.

  16. Post update

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    City give Liverpool a guard of honour and then make their point. They won't be winning the war this season, but victory in the final battle of the campaign between the two is a nice little reminder that next season is going to be a fresh start for both.

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

    Man City 4-0 Liverpool

    Well, that was pretty emphatic.