Using the strongest squad, the new Liverpool king still lost to Man City 0-4, in the round of 32 Premier League night 2/7.
Goals: De Bruyne pen 25 ‘, Sterling 35’, 66 ‘, Foden 45’
Man City lined up two rows to welcome the new Liverpool king into the Etihad lawn, only to bury them mercilessly. Coach Jurgen Klopp clearly wants Liverpool towards the score record, when using the optimal squad.
Man City made Liverpool lose their second match this season
Man City’s attack is fired on each other, thanks to the certainty in the defense. Benjamin Mendy or Rodri are clearly making progress. Failure may not affect Liverpool, only giving City confidence in the Champions League and the upcoming FA Cup.
In fact, Liverpool entered the game better, with Mohamed Salah’s shot hit the post in the 19th minute. During a difficult time, Man City reversed the situation thanks to Sterling’s efforts.
Shielding the ball in the penalty area, Sterling was pulled by Gomez and referee Anthony Taylor did not hesitate to blow a penalty for Man City. Captain De Bruyne did not miss the chance, kicking the goalkeeper Alisson to open the score in the 25th minute.
De Bruyne is still worthy of the Man City conductor
After nine matches without scoring against the previous team, Sterling also fulfilled his wish in the 35th minute. The first belonged to Foden with a breakthrough in the middle and made a favorable slot for Sterling to score. At the end of the first half, it was Foden’s turn to put his name on the scoresheet, after a one-two batter with De Bruyne. In this goal, Robertson was easily surpassed.
Man City kept pace in the second half, and the Liverpool player continued to play like he was in the clouds. 49 minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold throw a throw directly at Gabriel Jesus.
The Man City striker broke through and definitely forced Alisson to save. Five minutes later, Jordan Henderson put a fine ball in the corner for Mane to face the keeper. But instead of controlling or shooting, Mane jumped to catch the ball.
At the last minute of injury time, Riyad Mahrez broke through quickly and sank into the near corner. The ball hit the edge of the vertical column into the net, but the goal was denied by VAR because the ball touched Sterling earlier.
Liverpool lost their second match this season, following a 3-3 defeat at Watford on February 29. In the remaining six matches, they must win at least 15 points to break Man City’s 100-point record for the 2017-2018 season.