Liverpool had inflicted the primary defeat of the season on English Premier League leaders Manchester City, holding out to beat the juggernauts Four-Three at Anfield.
Liverpool, even with out their midfield maestro, Philippe Coutinho, led the encounter Four-1, up until the 84th minute earlier than Bernardo Silva and IIkay Guendogan scored two objectives for metropolis in six minutes to scale back the deficit.
The Reds proved at Anfield that there’s life for the crew with out Coutinho, bought to Barcelona final week.
Jurgen Klopp ranged an attack-minded line-up towards City and was rewarded with a scintillating Four-Three win.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s early strike was cancelled out by Leroy Sane’s purpose shortly earlier than half-time however three objectives in 9 scintillating minutes shocked Pep Guardiola’s males.
Two late objectives gave City hope however they fell simply quick of their determined bid to maintain their unbeaten run going.
The consequence implies that City stay 15 factors away from second-placed Manchester United on the prime of the Premier League desk forward of United’s match at residence to struggling Stoke on Monday. Liverpool leapfrog Chelsea into third spot.
Klopp’s facet, of their first match since Philippe Coutinho left to affix Barcelona, confirmed they nonetheless have enviable depth in assault, taking the lead within the ninth minute when Oxlade-Chamberlain marauded ahead and thundered a shot previous City stopper Ederson.
The residence facet held onto their lead till 5 minutes earlier than half-time, when Leroy Sane gathered a raking cross-field ball from Kyle Walker and beat Loris Karius at his close to publish with a rasping left-foot shot that the Liverpool keeper ought to have saved.
Guardiola’s crew seemed in management after the break earlier than Liverpool’s purpose glut.
Roberto Firmino dinked a intelligent shot in off the publish following a through-ball by Oxlade-Chamberlain and simply two minutes later Sadio Mane smashed a shot into the highest nook to make it Three-1.
With City rocking, Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s fourth with a left-footed shot from greater than 35 yards out after Ederson had misplaced a clearance.
City scored late by means of Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan however ran out of time of their seek for a dramatic equaliser.