Anfield had solely 5 minutes to have fun and savor the person genius of Mohamed Salah earlier than the Liverpool followers had been silenced.

A excessive ball excessive from Manchester City captain Kevin De Bruyne on the midway line reached Phil Foden on the left flank. Liverpool did not clear the move into the penalty space from Foden and De Bruyne was primed to unleash a shot that was helped into the online by way of a deflection off Joel Matip.

But Liverpool’s failure to tighten up on the again allowed De Bruyne to seal the purpose as defending champion City prevented a second lack of the season.

Liverpool, although, stays the one unbeaten group of the title challengers. The 2020 champions are some extent behind Chelsea after seven video games, whereas City is an extra level behind in third however stage on factors with Manchester United, Everton and Brighton.