Liverpool fans bash Nicolas Otamendi’s reckless performance in UCL; City’s weakness?

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Manchester City survived a scare in the Champions League as they came back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 at Schalke on Wednesday night, with Raheem Sterling bagging an injury-time winner after Leroy Sane equalised in glorious fashion.

The Premier League champions often make things look so easy on their way to a win but, this time out, they made things as difficult as possible for themselves – or rather Nicolas Otamendi did.

The Argentine, keeping his place at the heart of defence following the 4-1 win over Newport County in the FA Cup, was shown a second yellow card and subsequently dismissed after the hour. He had received his first yellow card for a handball that gifted the hosts a penalty.

With his side chasing the game, the 31-year-old’s blushes were saved by City’s typically excellent forwards.

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With the Premier League title there for either City or Liverpool’s taking, fans of both clubs are surely looking for anything that could separate their sides as we enter the final third of the season – the Anfield Stadium faithful seem to think they’ve found a weak point in Otamendi following his reckless showing on Wednesday.

Here’s how the Reds fans reacted to the 59-cap international’s performance on Twitter…