Match Report: Liverpool 1:1 Manchester City - Liverpool Earn A Point Against The Champions As They Stay Second In The Premier League

10th March 2024

Liverpool drew 1-1 with at in an action-packed game on Sunday (March 10).

First Half

It was a fast-paced start for Manchester City who looked to Phil Foden on the right wing to make things happen. The Englishman got the better of in their first exchange before taking a shot that was easily saved by .

With City dominating possession, Liverpool found it difficult to create passages of play through the midfield with Pep Guardiola's side so adept at pressing high up the pitch.

However, as time went on, Liverpool - with the roar of Anfield behind them - grew in confidence and began playing their football that ended up with a goal that was disallowed for offside due to 's late run.

Despite Liverpool's improvement, it was Man City and specifically John Stones who put the reigning champions ahead after he finished from close range thanks to a smart corner from Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian caught the Liverpool players out with his sneaky corner that was finished by Stones whose late run was not picked up by any of the Reds' players.

The goal didn't stop Liverpool from continuing to chase an equalizier which they almost got through Díaz again but his shot from outside the box went just wide as City went into the break ahead and at the top of the table.

Second Half

Liverpool started the second half with a point to prove and just a minute after the break, they earned a penalty after Ederson Moraes brought down Núñez in the box. The Man City goalkeeper also earned a yellow card and was hurt when fouling the striker.

It was Mac Allister who stepped up to take the penalty and the Argentine was successful from the spot to Liverpool level.

The decibel level at Anfield grew leaps and bounds as Reds fans began believing again that they could claim three points in the thrilling title race.

With being brought on with half an hour to go, the Egyptian instantly had an impact as he played in Díaz who was through on goal but shunted the ball wide in what was a golden opportunity.

The Colombian was put through on goal again just a minute later by Núñez but he took too long to get his shot off as Kyle Walker cleared it for a corner.

Liverpool continued growing in the game while Man City were shrinking as after Kevin De Bruyne was substituted off, a lack of creativity plagued them as Liverpool continued peppering their goal.

City were perhaps lucky not to concede a second penalty in stoppage time after Jeremy Doku kicked the chest of Mac Allister when clearing the ball in the box with the full-time whistle blowing shortly after.

LFC Globe Verdict

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While Liverpool were second-best in the first half, they turned it up in the second half and were by far the best team as they could have scored several goals with Luis Díaz missing the brunt of the chances.

Liverpool may have lost their spot at the top of the Premier League this season but it was more important that they didn't lose as they remain level on points with with 10 games left to play in the season.

Man Of The Match And What's Next?

The goalscorer for Liverpool today put in a tremendous performance on both ends of the ball.

Not only was he Liverpool's link between defence and midfield and allowed the players ahead of him to play with freedom, but his pressing was tremendous, and he scored another important goal in Liverpool's title race.

Liverpool are back in action next Thursday (March 14) when they take on Sparta Prague at Anfield at 20:00 PM (UK time) in the second leg of their last 16 in the .

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