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Fans Rejoice As Liverpool Finally Halt Man City In Crazy Game

Fans Rejoice As Liverpool Finally Halt Man City In Crazy Game
Tony Kelly
By Tony Kelly
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After selling their prized asset perhaps six months too early, Liverpool fans have been crying out for their side to silence the doubters and they did it today, even if it was in the most Liverpool way imaginable.

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp suggested before the game that "sometimes you get an opportunity to put things right." Referring of course to Manchester City's 5-0 mauling of Liverpool back in September in the reverse fixture.

Before today City had only lost one game all season, an away fixture to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League back in December, and had their eyes on equally Arsenal's famous "invincibles" title winning season. The Anfield men avenged their early season embarrassment today by ensuring that although City may still win the league, they won't be doing it without a blemish.

Liverpool started off the day with the double blow of Virgil Van Dijk being ruled out of today's game and the news that RB Leipzig will not let Naby Keita complete his Anfield switch early, but their dominating performance against the run away league leaders will have eased any Liverpool's fans pain today.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain went a long way to repaying his £35 million summer transfer free by opening the scoring with a lovely strike from outside the box. Liverpool slipped momentarily back into their old defensive frailties when Loris Karius, given the nod today over Simon Mignolet by Klopp, was beaten far too easily at his near post by Leroy Sane's powerful strike.

The sides went in 1-1 at the break and Manchester City came dangerously close to going 2-1 up just after half time with defender Nicolás Otamendi hitting the bar, but it was Liverpool who pulled away with an excellent attacking display. Their lone remaining Brazilian, Roberto Firmino put them back in front with a deft chip over the head of Ederson with Sadio Mané hammering home for 3 and Mo Salah got his 24th of the season, making it 4-1 from a long way out capitalising on the Manchester City goalkeeper being off his line.

Liverpool, as they've done so many times this season, did their best to throw away all their hard work by giving two late goals away, Bernardo Silva pulled one back from nothing on 84 minutes and İlkay Gündoğan made sure every Liverpool fans hearts were pounding for the full four added minutes by making it 4-3.


Despite a lazy foul from James Milner is stoppage time which gave City the opportunity to stage a famous comeback, it wasn't to be and Jurgen Klopp's men got their revenge and maybe even did the whole Premier League a favour by showing that Pep Guardiola's men are in fact human.

The internet, of course, acted accordingly to City finally losing.


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