Sadio Mane and Mohammed scored twice to put Liverpool in front but Man City duly respond through Phil Foden and Kevin De Bryune to level up.
As reported by Skyport, the home side – all at sea and described as a mess by Gary Neville during a first half in which city targeted struggling stand-in right-back James Milner were transformed at the start of the second period and hit the front when Mohammed Salah played in Sadio Mane for his 99th premier league goals.
59 were scored for Liverpool and the others for Southampton.
The brilliant teenager, Phil Foden thundered in an equalizer against the red just 10 minutes after Mane’s goal and later on, Salah gave Liverpool the lead in 76 miunte by scoring an extraterreserial goal by eluding four city defenders and drive the ball pass Ederson.
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Before the goal, Pep was seen clamouring that Milner should have been shown a second yellow moment before the goal.
Five minutes later after Salah goal, Kevin De Bruyne brought city back into the game in 81 minutes.
There was still enough time for more late scene as Rodri and Robertson had to made a goal block in the final moments of the game to stop either of the side from grabbing the 3 points.
In the end, a draw was what ended the match. The draw was so much justified as the two premier league giant really held each other at bay.
This draw between city and Liverpool means, Chelsea shall be the league topper till next week. Liverpool sit in second while city is behind the red.
Liverpool vs Man City First half review
Before the kick off, a tribute was payed to for Liverpool and England legend Roger Hunt. Shortly after the tribute, the kick off whisle was then blown.
The host, Liverpool relinquished the occasion and were on the front foot in the early stages, with Diogo Jota almost setting Mane.
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City who had been wayward with their short passes whilst under pressure in the opening minutes were brought back into life after Grealish, who played as false nine had his shot blocked by Joel Matip.
Bernardo made a brilliant dribble to set Foden up for a one on one which was saved by Alisson and De Bruyne shot straight to the face of goal as the defending champion took control of the game.
Ruben Dias would have made a grave mistake of setting Diogo Jota up, but he professionally fouled him to prevent any uncalled damage
James Milner, who replaced Arnold in the first eleven was repeatedly placed under pressure by city’s attack and he was so lucky not to have given away a free kick on the side of the box when he jammed with Foden.
Foden went forth to send cross to De Bruyne who send a diving header over at the back post.
Milner as expected was book for a foul on Foden and, the 21 years old race away and onto a brilliant Ederson long range pass just before the half time whilste but fortunately, Alisson was already out to curtail his run and avert the danger.
Liverpool vs Man City Second half review
Liverpool stared their second half with lots of intensity which as a result forced Dias to make a fantastic tackle on Jota after Jordan Henderson had outsmarted Rodri, before the Portuguese forward fired off the reds first shot on target in 50 minutes.
Nine minutes later, Liverpool effort paid off when Salah paced pass Rodri and drove at the city defence and then released mane to clinically slot in the opening goal.
On the 69th minutes, Gabriel Jesus bent a pass out to Foden on the left side and the English young talent drilled his shot hard across Alisson into the far corner thereby leveling up the scoreline.
Liverpool were unlucky not have get reduced to 10 men when Milner who has been booked already clattered into Bernardo.
This caused Guardiola to get frustrated at the decision of not sending the player off the pitch.
Shortly after the incident, a moment of magic was performed by Mohammed Salah who used a wonderful intellect to pass Cancelo, Bernardo, Foden and Aymeric Laporte and went on to finish the show with a very beautiful finish to give Liverpool the lead again.
Manchester city responded asap through De Bruyne by sending a left foot shot into the corner with the help of a deflected shot.
On to the end of the match, Fabinho and Jesus looked to have earned the three points for their club respectively but both were denied by Rodri and Robertson block.
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp:
“an exciting game, with tow completely different halves. Thank God there were two halves because the first was exactly how we should not do it aginst City, the second was how we should.”
“In the first half I can’t remember a chance from us. we didn’t change anything, we just told the boys what we should have done. Things like this can happen against a team like city, with their quality. Our biggest problem was we didn’t play football”
“if we played only the second half, I’d have liked to have win the game but with the first half a point was fine
“the (Milner)” situation was too far away but we took milly off because o the yellow card”
“it is a really good lesson for us today, to show a reaction thaand that was absolutely great. The second half was us, we caused them massive problems.”
“Salah’s goal – only the best players in the world score goals like this. People will talk about this goal for a long, long time”
“what a game. That is the reason the last years man city and Liverpool were always there because we try to play in this way.”
“Unfortunately we couldn’t win – but we didn’t lose. That’s why the premier league is the best (that it could go either way). It was great, really great.”
“it is what it is. The result is the result and we cannot change it. I know how difficult it is against these players and this manger.”
“Every time it is incredible challenge for us. the way we played at Stamford bridge, in paris and today shows we are a great team.”
“When we lose the way we play in Paris (against paris st germain)” and draw today it is good. I pray we continue and players come back from their national team safe”
On whether James Milner should have been sent of:
“it’s a yellow card. It’s clear. It’s Anfield, it’s Old Trafford. In our situation a city player is sent off. It’s too much clear. It was a second yellow.”