Liverpool 4-3 Man City highlights - seven-goal thriller at Anfield
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jan 15, 2018,
Jan 15, 2018, 14:05
Late goals from substitute Silva and Gundogan exposed Liverpool's defensive fraility without the injured Virgil van Dijk and set up a tense final few minutes, but City's revival came too late.
Klopp believes the game - undoubtedly one of the best in England this term - showed the need to be fearless when facing a team of City's class.
It meant that when Liverpool won the ball back, it was in unsafe areas, and in the second half they did it several times in a short space of time.
The Bayern Munich academy graduate will be revered by the Liverpool fans for his hardworking, industrious performance. "How both teams just threw everything on the pitch".
Guardiola, who will be without defender Fabian Delph for several weeks after his first half injury, believes City will use their Anfield frustration to bounce back in their next game against Newcastle.
Liverpool's high pressing meant that City could not play out from the back during goal kicks. But the pressure soon told as Firmino shrugged off John Stones before chipping over the City 'keeper and into the net via the post. They were able to outnumber City in midfield and could break with pace, due to their forwards' pace and incision.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he was offered the chance to manage Manchester United in the summer of 2014 - but he turned it down as he "did not feel right" about taking the job.
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Many questions have been asked about how Liverpool will go about replacing Philippe Coutinho but Oxlade-Chamberlain showed he is ready to step up.
"We knew we had what it took if we were 100 percent at the races to get three points today". We were not precise with the ball and started with problems but we recovered as well. Preston was the other team to go through a top-flight season unbeaten, in 1888-89.
But all four of their goals were good finishes, and they had to be. First Bernardo Silva scored to make it 4-2 before Ilkay Gundogan joined the party with a goal in stoppage time.
City certainly weren't stable in a nine-minute period that saw them conceded three stunning goals to their hosts.
"They are just strong, they are really good, but I really think we deserved the win to be honest against a really good football team".
But if you are athletic enough to press them, and you are also courageous enough to try, then you can get a positive result.
Earlier, Arsene Wenger left Chile global Sanchez out of his squad to travel to Bournemouth as transfer speculation swirls over a potential move to Manchester City or Manchester United.