Liverpool put their recent problems in the Premier League behind them and ended Manchester City’s unbeaten streak in a thrilling, heated game at Anfield that got Jürgen Klopp ejected.
Erling Haaland’s goals kept City in great shape, but Liverpool finally found the form they’ve been missing for most of the season to beat the reigning champions.
Haaland didn’t score this time, and Liverpool’s star player, Mohamed Salah, was the one who made the difference. He raced onto a clearance from goalkeeper Alisson after Joao Cancelo made a mistake and beat Ederson with a calm finish with 14 minutes left.
Earlier, Ederson made a great save to keep Salah from scoring in a similar one-on-one situation, and City manager Pep Guardiola was furious that a Phil Foden goal that would have put his team ahead was called back because Haaland had fouled Fabinho.
This wasn’t Haaland’s day, even though he made Alisson save twice, but Anfield was happy because Liverpool finally showed why they have always been City’s biggest threat.
In the last few minutes, Klopp’s anger got the best of him, and he was sent off by referee Anthony Taylor for yelling at him because he thought Salah had been wronged. However, he will be overjoyed by a win that makes a statement.