Manchester City Snap Liverpool's Unbeaten Run To Reignite Title Race
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jan 04, 2019,
Jan 04, 2019, 19:23
Jurgen Klopp's side, unbeaten in 20 league matches, traveled to the Etihad Stadium on the hunt for its first league title in 29-years but found it hard to settle into the game. "It had wild moments".
Back-to-back losses for City less than two weeks ago had put Liverpool on a seemingly smoother path to a first English title in 29 years.
Of course it opens things up at the top of the Premier League table, but Liverpool are still four points clear with 21 games gone, which is better than they probably expected at the beginning of December, let alone at the start of the season. One wrong pass, one mistake, and you get really punished. "We can use that to our advantage and we'll look forward to the games ahead now". I didn't try to injure him, that's for sure.
Klopp felt that Shaqiri was not suited to the defensive responsibilities of that position and moved him out to the left wing, where he has become a key cog of Liverpool's attack with six Premier League goals this season. You could see that, especially in the first half, we won a lot of duels, and important duels, too.
"Then you're just talking about whether Robertson has the quality, the control and the composure to guide it back into the area where Firmino is unmarked".
The equalizer was created by the fullbacks in the 64th.
City defender Stones reacted with a panicked clearance against Ederson and the ball cannoned off the goalkeeper towards his own net.
Just when Liverpool was gaining momentum, City roared back in front from a blistering counterattack.
The forward sparked panic in the hosts' defense after his shot rebounded off the post and nearly crept back in after hitting City goalkeeper Ederson.
However, Liverpool FC drew level in the 64th minute following fantastic work from Alexander-Arnold on the right wing. "Then we could have scored two; of course, City had counter-attacks, especially when we lost the ball, it was really risky".
"I have already said to the boys this is OK".