‘Vincent Kompany’s bad day came at a big price for Man City’
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Redknapp is critical of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany after a 3-2 loss at Anfield
Vincent Kompany’s rare bad day at the office came at a big price for Manchester City, Jamie Redknapp says.
The Citizens captain, who has been a rock at the heart of Manuel Pellegrini’s defence this season, was at fault for all three of Liverpool’s goals at Anfield.
The Belgian had one of those days that we all have in football and he will want to move on, but for City it came at a big price
The 2012 Premier League champions trail the Reds by seven points with two games in hand after their 3-2 loss to their title rivals at Anfield on Sunday.
And Redknapp was left staggered by Kompnay’s poor performance, adding that Martin Demechelis would be fortunate to have a City career left if he had produced such disappointing display.
“After his performances this season plenty of people were ready to say Vincent Kompany was the best defender in the world, but Sunday was a game to forget,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“He played a part in all three Liverpool goals, with Raheem Sterling’s sidestep catching him out so badly he had to pay to get back in.
“Then he was easily brushed off by Martin Skrtel for the second and made a hash of his clearance for the third.
“Watching the Masters this weekend you might wonder how the pros can miss a putt from two feet — it was the same watching Kompany slice his clearance.
“It was something you would see in a park on a Sunday morning. If Martin Demichelis had made that mistake, I don’t know if we’d see him in a City shirt again, but Kompany is such an important part of this team.
“The Belgian had one of those days that we all have in football and he will want to move on, but for City it came at a big price.”