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Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 : EPL title race back on?

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Manchester City managed to beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad and put an end to their unbeaten run but does this mean that the title race is back on?

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane were enough to give City all three points as they beat Liverpool to put an end to their dreams of invincibility. The champions are now four points off the summit and it seems like the title is up for grabs once more. After going ahead through a rocket by Aguero from an impossible angle, Liverpool replied through a Firmino header which made it all square.

Sane then produced a cool finish to give Manchester City the win and deny Liverpool the chance to open up a 10 point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Liverpool had looked imperious since the start of the season and this surely was a wake up call for them. Salah was a no show and Lovren seems to be the weak link in the backline.

Surely, Jurgen Klopp will be looking to revitalise his squad after this demoralising win and try to motivate his charges, especially Salah, to get them back to winning ways. 

One major talking point during this game was the fact that Vincent Kompany received only a yellow card for a two-footed lunge on Salah. If he had been sent off for the offense, the dynamics of the game would have been very different indeed. It did not help that the referee for this blockbuster was from Manchester, therefore fueling the conspiracy theories. 

With that said, we are not taking anything away from this Manchester City side who probably did not play their most attractive football but yet managed to grab all three points in a game that they could not afford to lose. 


Editor's thoughts: This was the game that every Liverpool fan was waiting for as they had a chance to show City who was boss and open up a 10 point lead at the top. However, it proved to be a wake up call instead as the lead was trimmed to four points, ending their unbeaten start to the season at the same time. Personally, I feel that Liverpool is still in prime position to win the league despite this loss but they should use this opportunity to take stock and beef up their squad in the January transfer window. Salah did not really rise to the occasion and it could be partly due to fatigue. Jurgen Klopp could do with some additions to the squad in this current window so he can rest his stars when the opportunity arises. On the other hand, City will be lifted by this win and believe that they can somehow overtake Liverpool at some point in the second half of the season. 

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