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Football   |   October 5, 2021

Liverpool and Manchester City Played a Thrilling 2-2 Draw at Anfield on Sunday

Liverpool and Manchester City Played a Thrilling 2-2 Draw

Sadio Mane put Liverpool ahead just before the hour mark, but Phil Foden equalized for Manchester City ten minutes later, expertly firing into the far left corner beyond Alisson. Jurgen Klopp’s side led again after Mohamed Salah’s goal, but Manchester City again dug deep and found another equalizer, this time from Kevin de Bruyne with nine minutes to go in the encounter. 

Both Teams Liverpool and Manchester City Satisfied With One Point 

On Sunday afternoon, Liverpool managed a 2-2 draw at their playground (Anfield) in a classic encounter with the English Premier League champions. Many have tipped the two rivalries to wrestle it out for the title this season, and it is clear to see with the quality on the show. Once sensation performer was Phil Foden. Pep Guardiola utilized the young Englishman as a false nine before drifting out to the left to cause carnage.  

There was a great reaction from Liverpool in the second half. The players had some energy as they scored two outstanding goals. Manchester City had poor defense, but they really showed their quality to fight back. Both managers Jürgen Norbert Klopp (German professional football manager) and Pep Guardiola (Spanish professional football manager), are satisfied with a draw considering how tough the week had been for both clubs. 

James Milner Escapes a Red Card Following His Challenge Bernardo Silva and Foul on Phil Foden

James Milner was tormented by Manchester City in a Sunday match against Liverpool at Anfield. Pep Guardiola left Anfield seething that the Englishman wasn’t sent for an early bath. Liverpool’s first-choice right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out of the title race showdown through injury. The 35-year-old Premier League veteran James Milner started in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s place with Neco Williams snubbed for his relative inexperience. 

Liverpool star James Milner was lucky to escape a red card after committing a foul on Phil Foden. The former Manchester City man’s 19-year career appeared to be catching up on him as 21-year-old Phil Foden tore him apart. The midfielder had a tough time against the visitors, with Phil Foden turning him inside out on frequent occasions. 

According to Sky Sports Studio, Keane reckons the former Aston Villa star would be glad to see the back of him and also praising the 21-year-old. Foden has been called to the England squad over the next international break with the England National Football Team (The Three Lions) set to take on Andorra and Hungary.

Does Manchester City Attack & Whether They Need a Striker! 

Considering the pace of Phil Foden, he is quicker and powerful, and he gets credit for what he is doing. When you look at last season, Jack Grealish is one of the best dribblers in terms of chances created at his former club (Aston Villa) seems to fit the striking position. However, Pep needed both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane, but since the Kane transfer in the summer did not come through, he was left with the choice of rotating the players and playing with a false nine. 

Still, they have great options like Gabriel Jesus, who still plays for the Brazilian National team. They came to Anfield and managed to score two goals, and they probably could have won the game, but the referee made a couple of harsh decisions against them as they could have won a penalty and Milner to be sent off. 

Jurgen Klopp’s Post-Match Press Conference from Anfield Following Liverpool 2-2 Man City in the Premier League  

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives his verdict on the pulsating match against the former English Premier League Champions. He took James Milner off and praised Mohamed Salah’s incredible goal. In the first half, the hosts did not get a chance. However, they adjusted a few things in the second half.

Klopp said that they made it too easy for Pep Guardiola’s side in the first half, and the backline was too passive. He said that the team needed to be more aggressive in terms of how they saw players step away from the back.