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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Man City on 3/10/2021

Follow all the action live as Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in what promises to be a thrilling Premier League fixture.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in six games and sat top of the table heading into the weekend, however, the head coach insisted that they are only the first steps in a long and hard-fought race to regain the title. “I’m not too much interested in a start or whatever, I just want to play the best season we can play,” he said. “For that, I don’t draw any line under a specific part of the season and say then, ‘So far, so good.’ It is so far, so good but just a few games in, so let’s carry on, please.” Nevertheless, the Reds are riding a wave of momentum, having thrashed Porto 5-1 in the Champions League, even if they will have to make do without Trent Alexander-Arnold this afternoon.

Liverpool boast a great record against Pep Guardiola’s side at Anfield and, while City enjoyed a narrow victory over title rivals Chelsea last weekend, a 2-0 defeat against PSG in midweek drained some of the champions’ momentum. They remain favourites to defend their Premier League crown, though, having recovered well from their opening day defeat against Tottenham, with four wins out of their last five. Ahead of today’s match, Guardiola credited Klopp’s management as one of the reasons for his own success. “Jurgen Klopp’s teams helped me to be a better manager,” he said. “He put me on another level; to think about it, to prove myself, to be a better manager. That is the reason why I am still in this business.” Follow all the latest updates below:


Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City

79 mins: Sterling gets played in down the side of Van Dijk, and looks for Foden at the back post. Gomez gets across well to turn the ball behind.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 18:09


Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City

77 mins: Guardiola is incensed. The City manager is shown a yellow card, and to make matters worse, Milner has been brought off for Joe Gomez.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 18:07


GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City (SALAH 76’)

WHAT A GOAL! It’s stunning, absolutely stunning. Salah picks up the ball on the corner of the box before turning Cancelo, cutting inside Laporte and firing a fierce shot across Ederson with his right foot. It’s an unbelievable dribble and a sensational finish – one of his best ever goals.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 18:05


Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

72 mins: James Milner should really be off here. Another brilliant run from Bernardo is brought to an end by Milner’s outstretched leg. Milner is somehow not shown a yellow card and Guardiola is absolutely furious.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 18:03


Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

71 mins: Salah passes the ball inside to Firmino, who stands up his defender in the box. But Bernardo does well to work back and nip the ball away before drawing the foul.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 18:01


GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City (FODEN 69’)

69 mins: It’s brilliant from Phil Foden! Jesus creates it after drifting inside from the right and working the space for Foden on the left. The angle was tight but Foden buried the ball into the far corner with a stunning finish across Alisson and into the far corner.

We’re level with 20 minutes to go.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 17:58


Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

67 mins: Half chance for City. De Bruyne flights out a lovely pass towards Jesus, who is in space on the left. He takes it towards Milner but his shot is blocked by the right back and Alisson collects.

Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s first substitute and comes on for Diogo Jota.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 17:57


Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

65 mins: City have yet to respond since falling behind but Raheem Sterling is about to come on in place of Grealish.

Jota then fouls De Bruyne on the right wing with a late challenge and is booked.

Sterling is booed as he comes on against his former team.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 17:54


Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

63 mins: Salah takes it looking for the near post but his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 17:52


Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

60 mins: The defending is really poor from Cancelo out on the left wing.

Liverpool come again with a ball over the top towards Mane, which Ederson gets out to clear.

But the hosts are in the mood now and Robertson wins a free kick on the edge of the box after nipping in front of the City tackle.

Jamie Braidwood3 October 2021 17:51


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