Salah, Mane on target as Liverpool down City

Salah, Mane on target as Liverpool down City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was in the dark over the extent of the injury sustained by Riyad Mahrez in his side's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the last game of their International Champions Cup campaign.

Mané stroked home Liverpool's victor from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time to give Jürgen Klopp's men a morale-boosting victory over an under-strength City team at the MetLife Stadium. "You just don't expect to see your baby fighting for his life", said Silva.

New footage, per Liverpool's latest "Inside Pre-Season" video, shows the 26-year-old win possession in City's box, play the ball out wide and then create space to be found for a header. "With this and all the other changes, it changed the game".

The City boss is still without 15 of the 16 players that went to the World Cup in the summer, with Portuguese worldwide Bernardo Silva playing his first minutes in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the global Champions Cup.

Meanwhile Guardiola's squad flew back to Manchester at the end of the Saturday match.

"I don't like it when my colleagues speak about me or my players".

"Every club does what they believe, I understand completely", said the City manager when asked about Liverpool's activity in the transfer market.

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But Guardiola said: "Pjanic is a player of Juventus and we are not interested in him".

Pep Guardiola will not use a shortage of first team players in preseason as an excuse when Manchester City kick off their season in less than two weeks' time.

"At that time I was trying to learn what he was doing, if there were parallels to myself and how I could get better". "We have just four or five days to prepare for the first final so we have to adapt". "In the past it didn't happen, years ago, and that is good for our future".

This game will be filled with some of the best young talents in Europe and it could give one of these fringe players the chance to stake a claim for a place in the starting XI this coming season. "It's as simple as that".

An undermanned City fell to back-to-back ICC defeats after succumbing to a 94th-minute Sadio Mane penalty in New Jersey midweek.

Salah and Senegal forward Mane were both playing for the first time since their countries were knocked out of the World Cup at the group stage.