Liverpool stun Manchester City

Manchester City have named their team and substitutes to lock horns with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side at Anfield in a Premier League game this afternoon.

Liverpool got off to the ideal start as they opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain weaved his way past a couple of defenders before firing into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box, 1-0.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's low strike opened the scoring for the Reds in the 10th minute, before Sane thundered in an equaliser for the league leaders in the 40th minute.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp suggested this was the sort of game that could convert non-believers to the joy of football - and it was just about the flawless advert for the sport.

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One of the most eagerly-anticipated matches of the season arrived at Anfield, with the league's most attractive sides going head to head.

A moment of brilliance from Sane drew City level as he controlled Kyle Walker's lofted pass to beat Joe Gomez before cutting inside to fire past Karius at the near post before the break.

Arsenal have lost their past three Premier League games in which Sanchez has not played any part, showing how much they will miss the forward when he leaves the club.

"In the second half we started really good", he said.

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Liverpool became the first team to beat City this season in domestic competition, crushing their hopes of becoming the second team ever to complete an invincible season in the Premier League. Liverpool are third - level on points with both United and fourth-placed Chelsea.

City, who still lead second-placed Manchester United by 15 points, gave almost as good as they got, with Leroy Sane getting a deserved equaliser just before halftime and Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan ensuring a nail-biting finish.

For City fans there was the rare taste of defeat, but still a performance that demonstrated their bravery on the ball even when behind, although errors from John Stones and the normally reliable Ederson contributed to their undoing. Liverpool regained the lead in the 60th minute thanks to a delightful Firmino chip.

Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan later made it 4-3 with tidy finishes inside the 18-yard box, but it was too little too late when they struck.

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Guardiola tried to encourage his players from the sidelines as Liverpool's whole team celebrated inside a raucous Anfield, and City nearly recovered. Up until the winger's substitution in the 71 minute, the Scot had his opposite man firmly tucked away in his back bottom as he repeatedly dispossessed and disrupted the City player out on the flank.


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