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Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Your Running Commentary

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Two of the top teams in England are battling today as Liverpool takes on Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium (3pm, ESPN2).

Liverpool will be looking to rebound from a disappointing season-opening draw against Arsenal, while Manchester City will look to overcome its own season-opening draw with a win at home today.

Two players who aren't in action today are Javier Mascherano, who Roy Hodgson has left out due to transfer distractions (Mascherano is heavily linked to a move to Barcelona), and Mario Balotelli, who has a knee injury that will put his Premier League debut on hold.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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  1. The new signings that played did well in what is traditionally a big game for CITY, the most pleasing aspect was that the team were comfortable from the start that they would be the better of the two.

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  2. oh, and Gerrard might be “washed up” (although I think he’s just frustrated and playing way too deep) but Jamie Carragher, who I love and respect for his service, is definitely over the hill and no longer reliable in the center against first-class opposition. First City goal entirely his failure to mark properly.

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  3. Oh, we scousers are in for a long, long year. Why is Ngog on the field? He just gets stripped every time. And where is Maxi Rodriguez? Oh, I forgot–Hodgson wants to replace every Latin/Mediterranean player with East Europeans and Scandinavians, so we can have a slow, interchangeable, compact midfield and finish midtable–wait Roy, you’re not at Fulham anymore! At least (if and when Torres is healthy) play a 4-2-3-1, with Gerrad in the hold and Maxi and Jovanovic wide, so Gerrard isn’t picking the ball up ten yards in his own end.

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  4. ManCity were horrible last week except for Hart, and were very good today. Liverpool showed grit and were unlucky to draw w/ Arsenal, but looked very poor today. Relax, it’s only week 2.

    That said, if Kuyt and Mash leave, Liverpool are really in trouble. Torres needs time to regain some form, but Hodgson needs to find something from his bench or better find a couple young, inexpensive studs in the next 3 days. Hodgson can find quality from his existing squad-maybe not CL quality, but enough to contend.

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  5. Last year, the world cup (aside from the goal against the States), so far in this two game year. He is not a world class player anymore. Liverpool should have sold him (last chance to get a huge payment for him) or put him out on the wing, as he is no longer a threat from the central midfield. IMO.

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  6. Gerrard over-rated? Are you drunk? He has had a bad last year when it comes to Liverpool but he is not over-rated. He will return to top form soon.

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  7. After the second game, wow… I think Gerard is the problem, everything goes through him (now) and he can’t link a pass worth a damn. Very over-rated player.

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  8. 5 Englishmen on the pitch for City….and only 3 for Liverpool. Liverpool doesn’t have a Brit on the bench. And….City is STILL winning 🙂

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  9. I think Liverpool can solve their problems by subbing Lucas and Torres. Move Gerrard up behind N Gog. Switch Kuyt and Jovanovic. Kuyt’s work ethic and defensive abilities would help neutralize Johnson. Jovanovic is trying to get forward, but Richards is too strong for him, whereas Lescott is just coming back to the first team and hasn’t been tested.

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