Manchester City Player Ratings vs Liverpool: Defence disappoints

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How did Manchester City's players fare in their 3-2 loss to Liverpool today? Here are the ratings for Manuel Pellegrini's side...

Joe Hart 6 - Was caught horrendously out of position for Sterling's goal, but redeemed himself with a stunning save from Steven Gerrard's header as his defence were all at sea.

Pablo Zabaleta 7 - The tireless Argentine was one of City's main attacking outlets down the right hand side, working hard defensively too as he shackled Luis Suarez well.

Vincent Kompany 6 - Decided to play despite injury concerns, but got beat badly by Martin Skrtel for the second goal before a terrible clearance led to Liverpool's winner.

Martin Demichelis 6 - A fairly solid display from Demichelis but had some trouble with the electric movement of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

Gael Clichy 6 - Was really run ragged by Sterling in the first half, but improved in the second and tried to get forward more.

Yaya Toure 5 - Only lasted 19 minutes as Toure suffered a knee injury following a wayward long range shot.

Fernandinho 7 - Energetic and combative, Fernandinho took over the mantle as City's main midfielder following Toure's injury in another impressive display.

Jesus Navas 6 - Failed to get into the game up against John Flanagan, often failing to beat his man despite his pace and was unsurprisingly substituted in the second half.

Samir Nasri 7 - By no means his best display, but Nasri showed some bright moments and linked up well with David Silva around the edge of the box.

David Silva 9 - Outstanding yet again, Silva was City's best attacking player. With creativity and a number of attempts on goal, it was no surprise that the Spaniard was instrumental in both goals. 

Edin Dzeko 7 - Led the line well on his own without truly troubling Liverpool, as things never seemed to quite fall for him in front of goal.

Subs:

Javi Garcia 6 - booked just seconds into his introduction, Garcia didn't offer nearly as much as Toure would but was effective in front of the back four.

James Milner 7 - impressed when he came on with his work rate and quality into the box, and was a large reason for City getting back into the game.

Sergio Aguero 6 - touched the ball just five times in an uninspiring cameo.

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