Liverpool seems to have started his farewell tour in early February as reigning Premier League champion. Manchester City won Sunday 1-4 at Anfield, booked his tenth (!) competition win in a row and is on the way to dethrone Liverpool.
The difference was seven points at the start, while Manchester City had played one less match. Title holder Liverpool played for his last chance, but both teams made it a very cautious first half. Manchester City got one mega dance at a goal: Raheem Sterling crossed Fabinho‘s leg and earned a penalty, but Ilkay Gündogan overtook it.
Immediately after rest, Gündogan took revenge: the German midfielder saw Alison Becker half save on a stake by Phil Foden and was in the right place to shoot into the 0-1. Liverpool had to come and came to the same level after an hour of playing, but had to count on the help of the guests. Rúben Dias let Mohamed Salah trump himself and pulled the emergency brake in the penalty area: the Egyptian himself took responsibility from the dot and made the 1-1.
That stand was still on the signs a quarter of an hour before, and a tie seemed to be in the making. Alison, however, went wrong twice in a row and Liverpool fell through his hooves. The Brazilian went wrong twice in the building, Gündogan and Raheem Sterling punished it mercilessly: 1-2 and 1-3. Foden, with his beautiful 1-4, sprinkled some extra salt in the wounds of the reigning champion, who can focus pressure on the battle for Champions League. qualification.
Manchester City has taken the next giant step to the championship. Pep Guardiola’s team is five points ahead of rival Manchester United and has one more match on the city mate.