Liverpool drew with Man City this weekend in a tie that is always crucial to the title race these days. The Reds got a point at the Etihad, something they haven’t managed in their past three outings there in the league. The Liverpool draw v Man City is even more impressive when you consider the Reds’ injuries.
Liverpool started the game brightly against Man City.
The Reds were regularly getting in behind the Citizen’s backline, utilising the ultra attacking 4-2-4 that Jürgen Klopp deployed for the game.
Mo Salah thoroughly deserved his opening goal, netting a penalty won from a sloppy Kyle Walker challenge.
The Citizens responded before halftime when Gabriel Jesus neatly turned in the box and fired past Alisson Becker.
Shortly after Kevin de Bruyne missed a penalty controversially won off the arm of Joe Gomez.
The second half was a much more measured affair, some may even say dull. A point was a fair result.
Liverpool won a point against Man City despite three key injuries. The Reds were without Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Thiago for the fixture.
Considering that the Reds have failed to get a point in each of their last three outings at the Etihad, to earn a draw with three key stars absent is particularly impressive.
This is one of our biggest games of the season and we came through it unscathed despite having three of our first XI sidelined.
Sunday would’ve been a very different story had we had Thiago involved. The Spaniard would’ve helped pick that decisive pass into the front three more regularly, with four attackers to choose from he would have been spoilt for choice.
Thankfully we know that we can play that well without him, who knows how well we will play when we do have him back.