If there were a list of a team’s capable to doing the unthinkable to City’s run of form, Liverpool will top that list. The Reds were everywhere in the victory over City at Anfield. Liverpool gave an emphatic performance in the 4-3 win in a super Sunday fixture.
It was Liverpool that struck first within the first nine minutes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. It was then City replied with an equalizer through Leroy Sane. The game went into the half time break level only for the Reds to return with a cracker in the second half.
The attacking trident of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all on the score sheet within nine second half minutes to race into a 4-1 lead. It was all Liverpool in the game but the Reds defense continue to hurt them as they offered a way back to City.
City struck late in the game through Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan to look for a lifeline back into the game as Aguero header went wide as that could have completed the comeback.
The defeat brought an end to a 33-game unbeaten run that City are on with their last defeat coming against Arsenal in the semifinal of the FA cup last April. Their last league defeat was against Chelsea in April, a run of 30 league games.
This was also Pep Guardiola’s fifth defeat against Liverpool’s manager in his career which made him the manager with the highest win against Guardiola. This win also mean Liverpool’s Mo Salah has netted 24 goals and 7 assists in 30 games in all competition.
This however has not reduced the chances of City winning the league but just shows the the hope of going unbeaten this season has been dented.