Liverpool end City’s unbeaten run with enthralling 4-3 win
London: Liverpool produced one of the performances of the English Premier League season as they edged past leaders Manchester City in a thrilling 4-3 win at Anfield ending the blues’ 284 days and 30 games of unbeaten run.
The emphatic win pushed the Reds to the third in the table with 47 points as they stand above Chelsea credit to better goal difference while City remain unbothered at the top spot with 15 points clear of second placed Manchester United who have a chance to cut it down to 12 if they win their next match.
The win was a tactical masterclass by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp which led the home side to rout the visitors with three scintillating goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah in space of just eight minutes.
Though Liverpool produced a fast paced pressing game, they showed vulnerability at the back, giving City the much needed space to attack. Initially after Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s low drive gave Liverpool an early lead on 9th minute, Leroy Sane equalled from the blues’ side nearly half and hour later. What followed afterwards was Liverpool’s thorough dominance as they ripped apart city’s defence with two quick goals just on the either side of hour mark.
Substitute Bernardo Silva gave City hope of a late fightback by making it 4-2 on 83 minutes before Ilkay Gundogan scored another in stoppage time but Liverpool survived a nervous final three minutes to claim the huge victory.
The win for Liverpool comes just days after the Reds lost their star in the form of Philippe Coutinho with a whopping £142 million sale to Barcelona.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in last 18 matches in all competitions.