Brilliant, Unlucky Liverpool vs Man City – Ratings & Review

Brendan Rodgers LiverpoolLiverpool’s 4 game winning streak was ended by Manchester City who maintained their perfect record at home defeating Reds 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
However, the merseysiders clearly deserved something from the game after a brilliant performance against Citizens.
Brendan Rodgers’s men created more chances in the game. They dominated in the early stages and should have gone 1-0 up but were extremely unlucky as linesman unbelievably ruled Sterling off side when he was easily a yard ON.
Nevertheless, Liverpool kept on piling pressure and combined passes to cut City’s defense apart and open the scoring thanks to Coutinho. Had that been 2-0, it would have been a completely different ball game.
City were always going to score at the Etihad and they leveled things up from a set piece. Skrtel failed to deal with the strength of Kompany who held him off and headed it in the net.
Minute from half time, City broke again on a blistering counter attack that gave Negredo the chance to shoot at goal. His miss hit unsettled Mignolet who did get a hand to the ball but not enough to keep it out.
Liverpool came back firing in the second half as well and created numerous good chances but failed to capitalize.
Their star man, Luis Suarez was closed down immediately but he was again influential on the night as far as creating was concerned. He set up the first goal and provided two super balls to Coutinho and Sterling who wasted glorious opportunities.
Although Reds are now fourth, they will take a lot of positives from the game and must be up beat to face Chelsea next. Can Brendan Rodgers end Mourinho’s home record, we shall see.

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  1. TAJ AZIZ says:

    Something fishy is going on @ etihad that rahim goal was cear on side the same happened with arsenal they scored two clear goals and a cear handball by zabaleta when the referee was 5 yards away the other teams should demand an inquest to the refereeng there IS FA involved on this?

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