Liverpool started the season almost perfectly, and Manchester City seemed to have lost a lot of points. For Liverpool, this victory was 11th in the current England championship season. After this meeting, the Merseysiders scored 34 points and continued to lead in the Premier League standings. The Josep Guardiola i Sala team is on the 4th line with 25 points.
However, as football news by SportsAdda reported, Manchester City would have approached Liverpool at a distance of three points in case of victory before the teams’ meeting. From the very first minutes, events were developing in favor of the second option. In the sixth minute, Fabinho caught the ball and sent it right to target from outside the penalty area!
Manchester City could have scored twice — Aguero and Stones did not reach the ball, and Raheem Sterling shot wide, however, he could count on a penalty when, according to City, the ball was caught by Trent Alexander-Arnold. The judge was nearby and did not give the point. Instead, Liverpool dashed off in a counterattack, Robertson made the diagonal at Mohamed Salah and he, ahead of the defender, made the second goal of the match.
The teams continued playing impressively, but the score did not change before the break. Then Sadio Mane shot a goal with his head. 3:0. Manchester City has played for its goal. Angelino, an extremely active Oleksandr Zinchenko’s competitor, passed in the penalty area of Bernardo Silva, and the Portuguese shot perfectly earning 1.
Manchester City took the ball under total control — possession for ten minutes after the goal was approximately 79 by 21, Liverpool was defending the ball in their penalty area. Jürgen Klopp even fielded Joe Gomez instead of Mohamed Salah. Josep Guardiola, by the way, was limited to only one substitution in this match, fielding Jesus instead of the Sergio Aguero.
The score was no longer changing. 3:1 — and Liverpool strengthened its leadership in the standings: eight lead points from Leicester with Chelsea and nine from Manchester City. The distance is solid, but do not forget how monstrous the City can be. It’s too early to talk about Liverpool Championship.
Liverpool finished with Manchester City and opened the way to the first championship in 30 years. Can someone interfere with this historic event? And who will keep a company to the leaders in European competitions at the end of the season? Liverpool goes first in the championship of England. Manchester City is its main pursuer. It was these teams that played the championship last season. The City won; therefore, Liverpool craves revenge.
The match between Liverpool and Manchester City in recent years is not just a game of the tour, but also a meeting of the whole English Premier League circle. Last season, this confrontation decided the outcome of the championship. In the current championship, the scenario is completely unimaginable: before meeting with City, Jürgen Klopp wards became unbelievably powerful facing no defeats and leading in the Premier League standings. However, Josep Guardiola had problems at the start of the championship. In addition to the fact that the team was forced to fight not for leadership, but for the second line with Leicester and Chelsea, the reigning champions of England also had many injuries that seriously damaged the defense line. However, these two things are interconnected.
It is indeed Manchester City that is Liverpool’s main competitor in the fight for gold medals. The gap between the two teams before the game was only six points. Realizing that this, in fact, did not give a big advantage, City outlined its intentions to reduce this gap to a minimum from the very first minutes of the meeting.