Man Utd fans have made a superb point about Jose Mourinho after Liverpool 3-0 Man City

Manchester City’s hopes of reaching the Champions League semi-finals now hang by a thread following Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.

Pep Guardiola’s side, who will become Premier League champions with a win over Manchester United on Sunday night, were blasted away by Jurgen Klopp’s men during the opening 45 minutes.

Three goals in 19 devastating minutes from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane left City shell-shocked before the half-time break.

Fortunately for Guardiola and his players, Liverpool seemed to take their foot off the gas in the second half, much to Klopp’s frustration.

The German coach was disappointed that his players were unable to kill the tie off after the interval; however, one goal at the Etihad Stadium should be enough to guarantee the Reds a place in the semi-finals.

Guardiola surprisingly insisted that he was pleased with his team’s performance at Anfield, despite the 3-0 defeat.

The Catalan coach said his players were “so, so good” barring the “10-15 minutes in the first half” when Liverpool may well have put the tie to bed.

Guardiola will never change his approach to matches, but his attack-minded tactics undoubtedly contributed to City’s heavy defeat earlier this week.

And in the aftermath of the result, many Man Utd fans have taken to social media to remind people of the criticism that their manager, Jose Mourinho, was subjected to after coming away from Anfield with a 0-0 draw back in October.

Mourinho was slaughtered by football fans and pundits alike for his negative approach; however, he did what he needed to do to ensure his side didn’t lose the match.

The Portuguese coach is still the master when it comes to stifling the opposition and by utilising defensive tactics at Anfield, he showed Liverpool the respect that they deserved. Many United fans were also unhappy that Mourinho didn’t go for the three points at Anfield earlier in the season, but it could have ended in disaster for the Red Devils had he done so.