At Anfield, Mohamed Salah breaks City’s winning streak in the Premier League as the Reds excel defensively to earn three points.
Liverpool defeated Manchester City 1-0 to snap City’s winning streak in the Premier League and secure a decisive three points.
After earlier passing up a one-on-one opportunity against Ederson, Mohamed Salah took advantage of Joao Cancelo’s error to score the game-winning goal.
The game picked up steam in the second half after a lackluster first half during which Erling Haaland, Andrew Robertson, and Diogo Jota all squandered opportunities.
Salah missed his opening opportunity before Phil Foden‘s goal was overturned for a Haaland on Fabinho foul.
Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Bernardo Silva all reacted to the game.
Pep Guardiola to BBC Radio 5 Live;
“We played a really good game but this is a game where there are really fine margins and the mistakes are punished. We made a mistake and we cannot concede and that’s why we lost the game.
“We lost because we make a mistake but this is Anfield.
“The crowd tried [to throw coins/objects] but they didn’t touch me. Maybe next time they will be better.”
Jurgen Klopp stated that he probably deserved the red card he got in the end and said the Haaland foul was the clearest he had ever seen.
“In the end (his red card) was probably deserved, but after all things that happened on the pitch, I don’t know what Salah has to do get a free-kick.
“But we are on the weak side and have no power (over referee’s decisions) and in that moment, something switched off.
“It’s the clearest foul I have ever seen and he said ‘play on’.
“How can you let this situation go?”
During his interview with Sky Sports, he added that their performance was really really good and they played the high level for 99 minutes
“Perfect result. The performance was really, really good.
“We played at a high level for 99 minutes and had really good moments where we should have scored more.
“They had their moments, but especially in the box, we won nearly every duel, so absolutely great,” he added.
Bernardo Silva, while speaking to Sky Sports stated that what they expected from the referee was “consistency in the decisions.”
“What we expect from the referees is consistency in the decisions, and when little fouls weren’t being stopped throughout the whole game, you need to keep those decisions and keep going that way.
“If you want to award a free-kick for all of them, whistle all of them, but then if there is a goal, you cannot whistle a soft one.”