Liverpool vs Man City live score and goal updates – The News


 It may only be November – but in some quarters this is being touted as a potential title decider  Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield knowing that victory will take them nine points clear of Pep Guardiola’s side as the Reds bid for a first league title for 30 years  City, on the other hand, will cut the gap at the top to just three points if they can inflict a first top-flight defeat of the season on Jurgen Klopp’s men  It promises to be an absolute thriller on Merseyside – and you can follow all the action as it happens LIVE right here  Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane  Subs: Milner, Keita, Gomez, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Origi.  Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Jose Angelino, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling  Subs: Gabriel Jesus, Silva, Mahrez, Joao Cancelo, Otamendi, Carson, Foden.  The match is broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports and can be streamed via the Sky Sports Key EventsGOAL – Liverpool 3-0 Man City (Mane)17:40GOAL – Liverpool 2-0 Man City (Salah)16:43GOAL – Liverpool 1-0 Man City (Fabinho)16:3717:4958 City have a good chance to break as Aguero surges into the Liverpool half  He has Sterling ahead of him and he tries to find his team-mate, but his pass is poor  The England winger has to stop his run to collect it, and Liverpool quickly regroup17:47Mane of the moment54 It looks like City will need a moment of magic to get back into this game  Sterling tries to produce it as he drifts into the Liverpool box from the left. He threatens to shoot several times, but decides not to and gets the better of a couple of defenders  He finally takes a pop, but it deflects wide.51KEY EVENTGOAL – Liverpool 3-0 Man City (Mane) Liverpool make their chances count once again! Henderson finds himself on the right touchline before sending in a delightful cross to the far post  Mane meets it with a diving header and Bravo can’t keep it out of his near post. Is it game over for City?48 City earn a corner after Sterling’s attempted cross is turned behind by Alexander-Arnold  It is cleared out to Gundogan on the edge of the area, who sees his long-range effort deflected behind  It’s another corner, but this one comes to nothing.PEEEPSecond half The second half gets underway  City have a lot of work to do. Unless they can turn this around, Guardiola’s side will be nine points behind the Premier League leaders 17:35 Liverpool lead by two goals but the big talking point at half-time is the decision not to award City a penalty in the build-up to the first goal  The pundits in the Sky Sports studio all agree that Alexander-Arnold handled the ball and City should have had a spot kick 17:33 It’s been a frustrating afternoon for this man so far.17:32How Liverpool went 2-0 up17:24Kop idol17:21Half-time Aguero gets another sight of goal in the final moments of the half  Once again, he does well to create some space for himself, but his shot isn’t the best and is straight at Alisson  Shortly after, the referee brings the first half to a close. It’s been really entertaining 45 minutes at Anfield 17:1845 Another good effort for Liverpool. Salah receives a pass from Firmino on the left  He tries to curl it into the top corner with a first-time effort from 20 yards, but Bravo makes the save 42 The wait goes on for Sergio Aguero’s first Anfield goal. The City striker has plenty of space on the inside-left channel, but he drags his shot safely across goal after pressure from Van Dijk  It came after some nice play from De Bruyne, who drew a couple of defenders before releasing the Argentina international 38 Alisson picks out Alexander-Arnold on the right with an excellent pass. The defender has plenty of space and surges inside towards the edge of area before playing it left towards Firmino  The Brazilian shifts it to his left before firing a low shot towards goal, but Bravo gets down to make the save 36 Liverpool looking really dangerous of the break. Another City attack ends with the hosts taking the ball straight up the other end  Salah again drives forward, this time on the left, before looking for Wijnaldum in the middle  It’s headed out to Firmino, who takes a couple of touches before blazing over.34 Robertson delivers the corner from the right  Lovren gets a touch but not enough as the ball goes safely across goal and out.32 City applying plenty of pressure as Liverpool try to play out from the back  The Reds do get it away though and quickly make their way into City as Angelino is caught out of position  It ends with the hosts earning corner.17:0129 Off the post! City almost have an equaliser from nothing as Angelino attempts a left-footed shot across goal  It seems to take a small touch off Van Dijk and clips off the woodwork for a corner 25 City attack down the left and the ball comes to Aguero on the inside-left channel  He does well to keep possession and is even able to get a shot away after drifting onto his right foot  Alisson dives to his left to make the stop 16:5623 Liverpool might have a two-goal advantage, but City have looked the more dangerous team for most of the half 20 Much better from Liverpool as Wijnaldum finds himself deep in the City half. He plays the ball to Mane inside the box before receiving the return pass  The Dutch midfielder gets a shot away, but Fernandinho heads behind. The corner is also cleared 16 Bernardo Silva has space on the right after Rodri dispossesses Mane. Silva’s initial cross is dealt with by Liverpool but City get another chance to get a ball in  This one is met by Aguero, but it’s easy for Alisson.13 Moments before Liverpool’s second, City had a great chance of their own  Another City free kick just outside the Liverpool area, leads De Bruyne to send in a cross  Aguero is a great position but can’t get enough on it and the ball also evades John Stones at the back post 12KEY EVENTGOAL – Liverpool 2-0 Man City (Salah) Man City recovered well after the opening goal, but Liverpool now have another from nowhere  Again the Reds attack comes down the left and Robertson drives forward before whipping in a delightful cross  It takes one bounce before Salah heads in at the back post. There were shouts of offside but the goal stands 6KEY EVENTGOAL – Liverpool 1-0 Man City (Fabinho) What a strike from Fabinho! City think they should have a penalty for handball after one of their attacks sees the ball make contact with Alexander-Arnold’s hand  Play goes on and Liverpool mount their first real offensive, which sees Mane send in a cross from the left  A City defender gets it away, but only as far as Fabinho, who takes one touch before hammering it in at the near post from outside the area  The handball decision is checked by VAR but the goal stands.4 Man City looking the more comfortable in the opening stages  The visitors attack down the right again and Bernardo Silva earns a free-kick from Robertson  It leads to a City corner and again it’s cleared.2 City have the first attack through Kyle Walker down the right  He attempts to send in a cross but sees it blocked behind. Nothing comes of Kevin De Bruyne’s corner 0First half The players are ready to go after a moment of silence. The referee blows his whistle and we’re off! Man City get us underway, attacking the Kop end 16:29A reminder of the starting XIs Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane  Manchester City: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Jose Angelino, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling

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