Liverpool vs Man City: Rampant Reds end Pep Guardiola’s 22-game unbeaten run
It was a rocking Sunday night for Liverpool and their fans. Nobody could really imagine that Liverpool can ruin the Manchester City’s 22 matches unbeaten run party in this season of Premier League 2017-18. Liverpool vs Man City was a big thriller to watch, especially in the stadium.
Yet it had been 284 days since Pep Guardiola’s team last experienced a defeat in the Premier League. The run stretched to 30 games and at least now the other teams have been reminded that the Pep Guardiola’s City can be beaten, after all.
Liverpool vs Man City(4-3): Rampant Reds end Pep Guardiola’s 22-game unbeaten run with a thriller at Jubilant Anfield
It was the perfect way for Liverpool to show they can cope without Philippe Coutinho – and they were also without hamstring-victim Virgil van Dijk.
Jurgen Klopp sent out an attack-minded line-up and was rewarded with a fantastic 4-3 win at jubilant Anfield.
It was Oxlade-Chamberlain who opens up for the Liverpool early in 9′ of the match with a stunning goal. But Liverpool can’t hold their celebrations for long.
Liverpool certainly looked susceptible in defense and Leroy Sane’s goal make it 1-1 with a soft goal for the hosts to concede just before the first half of 40′.
Ultimately Liverpool had sufficiently weakened their opponents with the burst of goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah within 10 minutes, in the 59th, 61st and 68th minutes of the game.
It went from 1-1 to 4-1 now for Liverpool. The only problem for Liverpool at 4-1 was that the game still had more than 20 minutes to go.
Later in 84′ and in extra time 90′ +0:53″, Man City tried to turn the scorecard in their favor, but it was too late for them to save their unbeaten run.
Mota Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan scored these two goals for the City. Now it was 4-3 for the Liverpool after the final whistle blew.
It was a breathless afternoon and on this evidence, Jurgen Klopp must be pained that there is still a 15-point gap between the two teams. Pep Guardiola already said that Man City can be beaten in a league game in this season and Liverpool made him correct.
For the first time since a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on 5 April last year, City was reminded what it was like to finish a league game on the losing side.