Today saw Liverpool go nine points clear of the Premier League champions as they beat Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield. The Reds never looked like losing as they broke Blues hearts throughout the game.
The first incident of the game was controversial. Dejan Lovren deflected the ball onto Bernardo Silva’s arm which subsequently knocked the ball onto Trent Alexander-Arnold’s arm.
The referee and VAR didn’t give a penalty to Man City and Liverpool subsequently countered. The ball broke to Fabinho 25 yards out and he thundered the ball past Claudio Bravo for the Reds’ opening goal.
Shortly after there was a remarkable crossfield ball from Trent into Andy Robertson. The Scotsman whipped in a delicious cross and Mo Salah headed the ball past a helpless Bravo.
The Blues tried and tried and tried again but they couldn’t find a way through the Liverpool defence. The visitors had chances a plenty but never had that killer instinct, always found a yard short.
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After half time the Reds continued to counter with pace and Jordan Henderson digged out a terrific cross to find Sadio Mane at the back post. The Senegalese winger promptly headed home passed the keeper.
City carried on knocking at the door and were eventually rewarded by a smart finish from Bernardo Silva with the Portuguese midfielder firing past Alisson’s near post – the Brazilian never stood a chance.
It was a vital victory for the Reds and one that could go down in history as securing our first top division title in 30 years. Jürgen’s Reds mate. Jürgen’s Reds.