Liverpool’s title defense left hanging by a thread with two horrendous errors from Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker as Manchester City ran out 4-1 victory at Anfield.
With the score at one piece with 17 minutes left the ultra-consistent goalkeeper gave the ball away to Phil Foden, who beautifully set up Ilkay Gundogan for his second goal of the day, then three minutes later he gave the ball directly to Bernardo Silva in the box and impudently scooped the ball over Raheem Sterling’s Liverpool keeper to nod home on the goal-line.
Foden put more gloss on the win with a fearful strike seven minutes from time, which powered through the hands of the Brazilian stopper en route to the roof of the net.
Earlier, after Sterling had been felled in the only memorable occurrence of a drab first half, Gundogan missed a penalty kick before the German midfielder made netting improvements from close range after Alisson made a strong save from the low shot of Foden.
Mo Salah put the hosts back on even terms as he scored a spot-kick after being taken down by Ruben Dias.
Liverpool secures fourth place, 10 points behind the city leaders who have played one more game.
Liverpool – Manchester City 1-4
Goals: Gundogan (49,73), Salah (63P) Sterling (76), Foden (83)
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson (Tsimikas 85), Thiago (Shaqiri 68), Wijnaldum, Jones (Milner 68), Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez (Jesus 72), Foden, Sterling.
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