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Nathaniel Clyne says Liverpool could have scored seven against City

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Nathaniel Clyne believes Liverpool could have scored seven in their 4-1 victory against Manchester City on Saturday.

The Reds produced one of the shocks of the season thus far and were three goals to the good within the first 32 minutes, thanks to an own goal from Eliaquim Mangala and strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Martin Skrtel grabbed the final goal late on to seal a memorable victory for the visitors.

Jurgen Klopp's men were the better side from the first to the final whistle at the Etihad and, despite not starting with a recognised striker, devastated the Citizens who failed to regain top spot in the Premier League.

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Liverpool had 14 shots throughout, nine of which were on target, but a series of smart saves from Joe Hart prevented the match from becoming a cricket score.

And Clyne, who moved to Anfield in the summer for £12.5 million from Southampton, was delighted with his side's performance and feels Liverpool's intense pressing was the reason why they were such impressive winners.

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"We came right out the blocks and were on the front foot," he told Liverpoolfc.com."We took the game to them, we didn't give them any time on the ball, pressed them high up the pitch and that's what got us our win.

"You could see [the tactics]. We can't let teams like Manchester City have the ball, that's why we press so high up the pitch.

"We can't give them time on the ball and that's what we did.

"We profited from that and got our goals and we probably could have scored more goals - Joe Hart made a number of great saves and on another day we could have had seven.

"But we'll take the 4-1 and the three points and move onto the next game."

Top Four Ambitions

Liverpool's victory in Manchester sees them move within six points of a Champions League spot.

Although Klopp was reluctant to talk about his side's chances of finishing in the top four, it must be his ambition.

With Chelsea's lacklustre start to the season, all is to play for, especially with the busy Christmas period looming.

Momentum is truly behind the Reds after such an emphatic win and there will be a great deal of confidence in the Anfield dressing room.

With Daniel Sturridge returning to training and Jordan Henderson nearing full fitness, Klopp looks to have his main protagonists he's been without during his time in charge of Liverpool at his deployment. Squad rotation is quite often key during December and the German will be in an ideal situation for the hectic few weeks ahead.

Bordeaux Clash

On the back of the Reds' impressive win, their focus now sets sight on Thursday's Europa League clash against Bordeaux.

Liverpool have struggled at Anfield this term, having registered just three wins on home soil in all competitions, but a victory against the French outfit will see them qualify for the knockout stages of the competition with one match to spare.

Klopp may make changes for the Bordeaux fixture. Sturridge could have his first start under his new manager, especially as he desperately needs minutes under his belt before he competes in the league.

Connor Randall was handed his debut in the League Cup against Bournemouth and he could be in contention to play again, likewise fellow youngsters Cameron Brannagan and Joao Teixeira.

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