Manchester City thrashed Liverpool at Anfield 4-1 in the 23rd round of the English Premier League.
Despite a better entry into the game by the Reds, the first big goal came in the 38th minute for Cityzens when Gundogan missed a penalty that punished Fabinho for a foul on Sterling.
Pep Guardiola’s team even took the lead in the second half, in the 49th minute, with Gundogan reacting quickly to an incomplete defense by Alisson.
Jurgen Klopp’s men still reacted, after a bad approach by Rúben Dias, who lost the ball to Salah and then brought the Egyptian down in the penalty area. The Portuguese central saw a yellow card and Salah did not miss from 11 meters, in the 63rd minute.
Two successive mistakes by Alisson playing with his feet again turned the game in favor of City once and for all. First, at 73, the Brazilian goalkeeper put the ball in Foden, who saw Gundogan’s move to finish in the small area. Three minutes later, the ball fell at the feet of Bernardo Silva, who served Sterling high for 1-3.
At 83, Gabriel Jesus saw Phil Foden’s clearance from the right, with the young midfielder flexing in and shooting hard, now with no chance for Alisson.
João Cancelo was the other Portuguese starter in the Cityzens and was noted above all in the defensive hit, always very well to close from the inside.
Liverpool has not lost three consecutive games at Anfield in the league since September 1963. City have also not won in the Reds’ stronghold since 2002/03, and Klopp has not suffered three straight losses in a league since 2013, then at the helm of Dortmund.