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Klopp baffled Kompany escaped red for Salah lunge

05 January, 2019, 02:58 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Manchester City ends Liverpool's unbeaten run to throw EPL title race wide open

"These chances do not come along too often, you win it one year, and the next you're blown away in 10 games".

The half also saw Vincent Kompany somewhat lucky to stay on the pitch after the Belgian picked up only a yellow card for a risky challenge on Mohamed Salah.

But the champions now trail Jurgen Klopp's men by just four points thanks to Leroy Sane's victor 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero's first-half opener for the hosts.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane won the match and both of them came down the side of the Reds defence covered by Dejan Lovren.

This is an impressive Liverpool team, make no mistake, and they are stronger in all departments than the team that went so close to winning the title under Brendan Rodgers in 2014.

'We're just four points behind them and they know it'.

When Sadio Mane hit the post, City defender John Stones' attempted clearance went straight onto goalkeeper Ederson's head.

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. "It was that or let him go through on goal".


"System wise it wasn't a real alternative in the beginning and we adapted well after we changed, only because Gini [Georginio Wijnaldum] played really well on the left wing, or half left wing, if you like", Klopp said. We need to be ready and we will be.

If Liverpool had taken the lead then, I think they would have gone on to win the game because City were just starting to rock a little bit after making such a high-tempo start.

He told Sky Sports: "I thought it was a great challenge, was it not?" "He has to defend the ball, win the ball, pass the ball!"

"We never won it as a team so we want to finish the season as strongly as possible and we are still in a pretty good position".

But perhaps that pragmatism stems from Guardiola and City knowing that substance over style is sometimes the way to win - win ugly, even - when it matters in a title race.

"I have already said to the boys this is OK".

"We are disappointed we lost but there is no reason for panic".

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