Liverpool player ratings for 2-2 draw against Manchester City

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Liverpool faced Manchester City on Sunday in what was expected to be a potential title decider. The game lived up to expectations as the sides drew 2-2 in one of the most exciting clashes of the season. The 2-2 draw means that Pep Guardiola’s side maintain their one-point lead at the top of the table.

The game was high paced from the very get-go. Kevin De Bruyne handed his side the lead in the 5th minute with a long-range effort. The striker took a massive deflection from Joel Matip and the ball went past Alisson in the other corner.

Manchester City were relentless in possession and attack. But Diogo Jota pulled the visiting side back level in the 13th minute from a Trent Alexander-Arnold pass. Pep Guardiola’s side constantly exploited the red’s high backline. Gabriel Jesus handed the home side the lead in the 37th minute from a wonderful Cancelo deep cross.

The second half was an evenly matched affair too. Mane levelled proceedings once again for Liverpool in the 46th minute from Mohamed Salah’s perfectly weighted through ball. Manchester City had many chances to grab the winner. But there was someone always in the way of the shot or it was saved. Sterling did grab the sinner late on, but the goal was ruled out for offside by VAR. Below are the player ratings for Liverpool.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson 6

He made a couple of saves, but he could have done a little bit better for the Jesus goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 6

The right-back looked very shaky defensively yet again. But he did assist Liverpool’s first goal.

Joel Matip 6

He unfortunately deflected the first goal past his goalkeeper and also struggled to keep up with the City attack at times. But he made a few vital interventions towards the end.

Virgil van Dijk 7

The Dutch centre-half was once again the last line of defence for Liverpool. He made a few very important blocks and last-ditch challenges.

Andy Robertson 6

Ran his socks off like usual and also delivered a few brilliant crosses into the Manchester City box.

Fabinho 6

Fabinho was very lucky to be on the pitch as he escaped a red card. The defensive midfielder really struggled in the game and made a few horrible giveaways.

Thiago 7

Again very lucky to escape a second yellow card for a challenge on De Bruyne. Although Thiago played some wonderful passes in the City half.

Jordan Henderson 6

The Liverpool captain worked really hard in the middle of the park but struggled to keep up with the pace of the league leader’s midfield.

Mohamed Salah 7

Salah had a quiet game but he did assist the Mane’s equalizer in the second half.

Sadio Mane 8

Mane looked on top form on the day and tried to make things happen in the second half, He grabbed the 2nd Liverpool goal on the night.

Diogo Jota 6

Despite grabbing a goal on the night, Jota looked poor in possession and made a few poor passes as the game went on.

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