A titanic clash is on the cards as the two front runners in the race for the Premier League title, Liverpool and Manchester City, will be battling out at Anfield in the eagerly awaited Super Sunday clash.
Six points separate the two sides at the top of the table after 11 games, with Liverpool having dropped only two from a possible 33 so far this term and Man City struggling to keep pace.
Though it would be preemptive to label Sunday’s tie a title decider, it could have a bearing on who snaps up the league shield at the end of the season.
At the end of Sunday’s 90 minutes, it is either Liverpool move nine points clear, their lead stays at six points or Man City cut the gap to three.
Klopp’s side are 45 home games without defeat in the league – the second-longest run in Premier League history – and have only lost one of their 22 home league games against other members of the ‘big six’ since the German took charge of the club.
For all of Man City’s dominance of English football in recent seasons, they have still found Anfield a tough nut to crack.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last 16 top-flight home games against Sunday’s opponents – a run which stretches back to 2003.
Pep Guardiola is winless at Anfield in four previous visits with City across all competitions.
The Spanish manager has also lost seven of his 17 games against Klopp in all competitions – more defeats than he has suffered against any other boss.
Game underway at Anfield
Free kick for City in a good position
Goal.. Fabinho gives the Reds the lead
And Salah doubles it for Liverpool.. The Reds are cruising
Salah heads a wonderful Robertson cross into the back of the net, and after the VAR check, the goal stands
Georginio Wijnaldum gets in a shot but it is blocked by a Manchester City defender
Chance!!Angelino hits the post! Very nearly a goal there for Manchester City!
Manchester City’s Stones is pulled up for offside.
Liverpool surging forward agian and Roberto Firmino gets in a strike, it misses the target, however.
Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 52 goals in just 44 Premier League appearances at Anfield for Liverpool (38 goals, 14 assists). Phenomenal.
Half Time : Liverpool 2-0 Manchester City
Liverpool increase their lead to 3 – 0 through a well-placed header from Sadio Mane
Bruyne gets in a strike. This is blocked, however by the Liverpool defense
James Milner is replacing Jordan Henderson for Liverpool
Fabinho and Salah get in a strike but blocked by the City defence
Manchester City’s Rodri has been given the first yellow card
Not his day.. Sergio Aguero makes way for Jesus Gabriel
Goal… Manchester City reduce the deficit to 1 – 3 through Bernardo Silva.
Jurgen Klopp throws in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to replace Roberto Firmino
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling gets in a shot but it is blocked by a Liverpool defender
Sallah also goes off for Joe
Manchester City attack but Kyle Walker’s header doesn’t find the target.
Pep Guardiola has lost more away games in all competitions at Anfield than he has at any other stadium in his managerial career (4).
After five minutes extra time.. It ended up Liverpool 3-1,Manchester City
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