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Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool: Pellegrini Thoughts

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Manager Manuel Pellegrini addressed the media following the Blues stunning 4-1 reversal at the Etihad versus Liverpool on Saturday evening. Preferring not single out any player for poor performances, the manager instead choose to blame the entire team.

"The performance was unbelievable. We have difficulty in understanding why we played so badly as a complete team. Defending, attacking, possession - I've never seen this team play like we did tonight."

On his squad selection which omitted Nicolas Otamendi and Ferandinho who both traveled from South American World Cup qualifiers this week:

"I will not explain the starting 11. If I had to choose again I would do the same. It's not one name or another name. It was a complete disaster - the whole team.

"I was not happy with performance of 11 players, not only Yaya and Navas. We tried another system, we tried to press high but it was the exactly the same, it was not our night."

On moving beyond this match:

"We didn't create chances we concede four goals we could have conceded three or four more. It's difficult to understand.

"We need to turn the page as soon as we can. This performance is not normal, we all must think what will happen in the future, we have an important game on Wednesday, sometimes it happens in football to play like this."