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Liverpool vs Manchester City, Highlights, Premier League 2019: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho power Reds to victory

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Liverpool vs Manchester City, Highlights, Premier League 2019: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho power Reds to victory
  • Liverpool have lived through many false dawns in the 29 years since last lifting a league title, but the class of 2019/20 have the chance to prove they are the real deal when reigning champions Manchester City visit

  • Revitalised since Klopp took charge four years ago, Liverpool have not lost a home game in the Premier League since April 2017

  • While City have suffered shock defeats to Norwich and Wolves in the first 11 games of the season, Liverpool have had the air of champions in recent weeks with their ability to fight to the end

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Nov 11, 2019 - 00:29 (IST)

That's it from us!

The match was an end-to-end affair, with both clubs showcasing some excellent football, Liverpool more so. The next two weeks see the Premier League take a bit of a hiatus as the last round of Euro 2020 qualifiers are wrapped up in the international break. After the break, they have a run of comparatively easy fixtures, while Manchester City face third-placed Chelsea. Be sure to tune back in then, because we'll be right here, getting you all the latest updates from that match. Until then, goodbye and goodnight.

Nov 11, 2019 - 00:21 (IST)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola:

What happened today, we showed why we are champions. It's incredible that we played the way we did in this stadium. I'm proud of my team for their performance. We played so well.

Ask the referees about the penalty incident. Don't ask me. Ask Mike Riley, ask the people in the VAR room. Don't ask me.

When teams come here, they play with so much respect for Anfield and Liverpool. But the way we played, that's why we are back to back champions. If Liverpool win after seven months, I will be the first one to congratulate them, because they are a good team, but it was like the Champions League semi-final. We played so well, but they took their chances. 

We always try to be positive, and never give up. That's why we won twice, something no one could do for almost 11 years. It's important to grow as a club, as a team, as an organisation. We go home without regret, because we know we've done everything we could. This is an honour for English football, that two clubs like this can play such attacking football.

Mendy has been injured for almost two years. Angelino has a lot of quality, and he played a very good game.

We have shown many times that we are champions. There are three teams in front of us right now, but we are going to try. You cannot always win in football. I don't know if we can claw back that gap. I'm not a magician. Next, we have the international break, and then Chelsea. That's what I'm looking to next.

Nov 11, 2019 - 00:11 (IST)

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold:

There's VAR, the ball did hit my arm, but I think it hit Bernardo Silva's first. It's one of those situations where you have to carry on playing, and we went down the other end and punished them. 

We're on a good run of form, we're still unbeaten, this is what we want to keep doing. For us it's about keeping the momentum up, we're not worried about what other teams are doing. It's still early doors and we've got a long way to go.

Nov 11, 2019 - 00:10 (IST)

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson:

It's a massive win against our closest rivals. Last season they beat us to the league, and this year, it looks like they're going to be close to us too. To get that win was massive for us.

I think it changed with the first goal. We didn't start too well, they had two corners in the first few minutes. Fabinho hit an absolute worldie, and after that, I think we did really well to get into the game. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane's goals were amazing, and then we dug in in the last 10 minutes and took whatever they threw at us.

Nov 10, 2019 - 23:57 (IST)

FT LIV 3 - 1 MCI

And that's that! Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points with an immense win over their nearest title rivals Manchester City. It was an absolutely dominant display, with the Reds looking like the better side from the get-go. We're just 12 games into the season, but this feels like it was huge, like it was a cup final. 

Nov 10, 2019 - 23:50 (IST)

88' LIV 3 - 1 MCI

It's Kyle Walker and Andy Robertson's turn to exchange words now, after the Liverpool full-back nudges him in the back. Walker thinks about squaring up, but probably realises that time is of the essence at the moment. Robertson sends a smug smirk his way. Moments later, Sterling squares up to Joe Gomez after the centreback fouls him. We'll be bareknuckle boxing in a bit if this continues for much longer.

Nov 10, 2019 - 23:45 (IST)

​Pep Guardiola is a bit worked up, to put it mildly

Nov 10, 2019 - 23:40 (IST)

78' LIV 3 - 1 MCI

Manchester City get the slice of luck they needed, and there's some belief in them again! After a messy exchange of passes in the City penalty area, left-back Angelino delivers a powerful low cross that takes a touch off a Liverpool player and finds the feet of Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese winger turns it in with an excellent finish to give this game that little bit of drama that it so desperately needed.

Nov 10, 2019 - 23:38 (IST)

Bernardo Silva claws one back!

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Nov 10, 2019 - 23:33 (IST)

71' LIV 3 - 0 MCI

Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Aguero. The Argentine has never had much luck on these grounds, but tonight was especially bad. Nothing seemed to work for him, and he cut a very forlorn figure out there. Can Jesus pull off another miracle?

Preview: Liverpool have lived through many false dawns in the 29 years since last lifting a league title, but the class of 2019/20 have the chance to prove they are the real deal when reigning champions Manchester City visit Anfield on Sunday.

City's relentless hunger to push the bar to new heights under Pep Guardiola has kept Liverpool waiting. Despite posting the third-highest points tally in English top-flight history last season with 97, Liverpool lost out by a solitary point as City backed up their 100-point campaign with 98 to retain the title.

Beset by defensive injuries, those standards have slipped slightly at the start of this season, allowing Jurgen Klopp's men to open up a six-point lead ahead of Sunday's battle between the top two.

"Last season we won the Premier League (against) the best contender I ever faced in my career. Right now Liverpool are the strongest team in the world. Playing at Anfield, we know what it means for them and for all their rivals," said Guardiola on Friday.

Revitalised since Klopp took charge four years ago, Liverpool have not lost a home game in the Premier League since April 2017.

Their solitary defeat in the last 50 league games on any ground came away to City in January in a titanic tussle that ultimately decided the title race.

The consistency of both sides has seen this fixture become English football's biggest game in recent seasons.

In 2017/18 it was Liverpool who ended City's quest for an unbeaten league season and thrashed Guardiola's men 5-1 on aggregate in an ill-tempered Champions League quarter-final.

"It’s getting bigger and bigger. Man City is a pretty good football team. Thank God there is a rivalry because that means we are not in bad place as well," said Klopp.

While City have suffered shock defeats to Norwich and Wolves in the first 11 games of the season, Liverpool have had the air of champions in recent weeks with their ability to fight to the end for their rewards.

Late goals against Leicester, Tottenham, Manchester United and Aston Villa have earned Klopp's men an extra eight points in the past month alone.

Now they have the perfect opportunity to press home their advantage against a City side further weakened at the back by an injury to goalkeeper Ederson.

The erratic Claudio Bravo, who was sent-off for a characteristic charge from his goal against Atalanta in the Champions League in midweek, will start a Premier League game for the first time since May 2018.

A longer-term injury to Aymeric Laporte has already destabilised City's title defence with midfielder Fernandinho forced to deputise at centre-back, while left-back Benjamin Mendy is still to find his best form after two injury plagued seasons.

"It’s a big game, two really good teams face each other. The best news is it’s at Anfield," added Klopp.

Guardiola insisted all will not be lost in the case of his fourth defeat in five visits to Anfield as City boss, but knows how much of a mountain it would leave his side to climb.

"It never ends in November. It will be more difficult when you see a team like Liverpool, who lost once last season and is unbeaten this season. So you can imagine that they are not going to lose many games but the season is long, and a lot of situations can happen," said the Catalan.

With inputs from AFP.

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