THE SCANDAL’S FOUR RECORDS, THE TWO PLAYERS WHO WERE THE CAUSE OF LIVERPOOL’S LIVING GOALS, THE STAR OF THE FIELD, AND THE EVALUATION OF THE MAN CITY VS LIVERPOOL MEETING
Man City defeated Liverpool 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium, closing the gap on Arsenal atop the Premier League.
Manchester City won thanks to four players, three of whom scored in the second half, while Liverpool, who advanced with a goal in the first half, were unable to add anything more.
Manchester City’s goals came from Julian Alvarez, Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Jack Grealish, as manager Pep Guardiola celebrated despite Erling Haaland’s injury absence.
Of the four recordings,
It was Liverpool’s eighth Premier League away defeat this season, the most since the 2014/15 season. Furthermore, these eight away games were won more than all of last season’s Premier League games combined.
For the first time in the Premier League since February 2021, Liverpool was defeated by a goal in front. The Reds have gone unbeaten in 44 games when they are leading, winning 22 and drawing 22.
Manchester City won the Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp’s coaching, scoring 30 goals against Liverpool. City has scored 11 more goals than the next team against the Reds since that time.
Liverpool’s four goals against Manchester City are the fewest in the Premier League since September 2011.
The two players who contributed to Liverpool’s defeat
Despite the team’s poor performance, Andy Robertson and Alexander-defensive Arnold’s pairings will never forget what they did to Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish. These two players did not rest, and their team did not defend, making them the team’s weakest link.
The field’s shining star
Jack Grealish, who scored one goal and assisted on another, also made a fantastic save on Mohamed Salah’s shot. Despite having the same rating as Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish emerged as the field’s star.
Man City’s general player evaluation: Ederson (6), Stones (9), Akanji (7), Dias (7), Ake (7), Rodri (7), Gundogan (8), De Bruyne (8), Grealish (9), Mahrez (8), Alvarez (9).
Bernardo is the replacement (6).
Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (4), Konate (5), Van Dijk (5), Robertson (4), Fabinho (5), Henderson (5), Elliott (5), Gakpo (5), Jota (6), Salah (6). (7).
Tsimikas (6), Nunez (6), Firmino (6), Oxlade-Chamberlain (6), Milner (6) are the substitutes (6).