Manchester City twice coming from behind to draw with Liverpool 2-2 at Anfield.
A magnificent solo goal from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool maintain their unbeaten start despite Manchester City twice coming from behind in a 2-2 draw at Anfield.
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City goalscorers Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne had the best chances to break the deadlock as the champions controlled a goalless first half.
But Liverpool took the lead on 59 minutes as Sadio Mane fired in his 99th Premier League goal following sublime play from Salah on the break.
Manchester City reacted to the setback caused by Mané and, ten minutes later, achieved the equalization with a goal from Phil Foden, through Gabriel Jesús.
A sensational solo effort from Salah, who caught the ball outside the area, cut his defenders a couple of times and, heeled, crossed with the right making the goal stretch useless visitor.
De Bruyne equalised five minutes later with a powerful shot that hit Matip and collecting a rebound from the local defense, appeared to rescue Guardiola’s team, score a point and maintain citizen expectations in the Premier.
Liverpool remain unbeaten but drop to second with 15 points. Man City are one point and one place below them.
Klopp on draw with Man City:
“We did a lot of things wrong in the first half and City did a lot of things right in the first half so we never got really in the game. We weren’t much worse, we never played enough football. I was most happy in my career about the half-time whistle. It was never planned that we played like this and we needed half-time and we used half-time and played a really good second half.
“Man City with the ball is a proper team. There are ways to defend it. They had chances clear but they didn’t score from that. It gives you a really bad feeling which leads to not playing football. We had long balls which didn’t make sense.
“All these things we changed in the second half immediately. We were now in the game and scored wonderful goals with the ball. The message was to play the extra pass. We didn’t do that in the first half at all.
“Do we want to win a game like this? Yes. We have to admit today the point is completely fine.”
Guardiola: “I am satisfied with the Draw”
“The way we have played the last three games has been magnificent. We have played a lot of players and they have all played with personality and personality and unfortunately we could not win.
“We overcame two results, 1-0 down and 2-1 down and incredible personality from the team.
“It was a yellow card, it was too obvious. I know for referees it is not easy at Anfield and Old Trafford, there is a lot of pressure for everyone. Football is about emotions but it is obvious it is a yellow card.
“Against this team, one of the three best teams in the world those small margins can make a difference. Bernardo Silva was free and the way [James] Milner stopped it the ref knows it was a yellow card.
“I am very pleased with the way we played.”
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