Liverpool and Manchester City each scored a point when the thrilling Premier League showdown ended 2-2 in Anfield on Sunday.
After 45 minutes, largely dictated by City, Sadio Mane received a moment of offensive, which just under an hour ago put the finishing touches to put the Reds in the lead.
Phil Foden was the same on the head -End with a clinical rasp, only for Mohamed Salah’s sensational solo dribbling and finish, in order to quickly restore the advantage of the hosts.
However, the individual magic of the Egyptian did not secure the deserved winning goal status, as Kevin De Bruynes deflected off Attempt forced some of the points.
Jurgen Klopp named an unchanged line-up for Liverpool’s return to the Premier League, with James Milner serving as right-back against his former club.
Before the action began, Anfield paid tribute to Roger Hunt , the Reds’ second-highest scorer in history and a 1966 World Cup winner, paid a special tribute after his death this week.
There was a phase in his memory The applause took place as the Kop supporters formed a mosaic that recognized his status as “Sir Roger”.
In keeping with the importance of the game, the pace was hectic in the early stages as both sides tried each other with intense intensity High pressure to harass mistakes.
However, neither of them could find a clear path to goal until City pulled off an important save from Alisson Becker in the 21st minute.
Bernardo Silva’s persistence enabled him to reach the middle of the Parks holding the ball and then skating into space as he approached the Reds box before lifting a pass to Foden.
Alisson jumped off his goal line to fend off Foden’s attempt at close range, prompting De Bruyne A shot harmlessly swept over the Liverpool goalkeeper.
Foden saw calls for a penalty under a recovery challenge from Milner on the edge of the box, waved off and De Bruyne headed a header into Fodens’ Anfield Road end Chip on the back post.
The guests did most of the run and the Reds again needed Alisson’s reaction outside of his line to hook the ball when Foden collapsed in the back.
Liverpool’s first furious shot came five minutes after the restart, when Joel Matip made a precise pass in Diogo Jota, back to the gate, 20 meters away.
The immediate rotation of the number 20 behind his marker gave him the opportunity to fire a punch with his left foot, which was central enough for Ederson to push away.
Salah was the boss and ingenious architect of the breakthrough, collecting Fabinho’s fainting well around the center line and starting a dexterous, quick dribble in the middle before giving an assist in Manes aiding Push forward reversed.
The Senegalese chose his seat and executed his finish with serenity, hiding behind Ederson to increase the volume in the stadium.
Pep Guardiola r responded to the admission by introducing Raheem Sterling while Klopp sent Roberto Firmino for iota as the final quarter approached. City hit back in the 69th minute, Gabriel Jesus, the creator, with a darts infield from right and knocked in the waiting floor, which used a gap to drill Alisson in the opposite corner.
The momentum seemed to swing in favor of the reigning champions – until a virtuoso brilliance from Salah brought Liverpool back into the lead.
The threat seemed minimal when the striker received the pass from Curtis Jones into the right channel, but Salah dribbled splendidly past three City defenders and pounded a right foot in the other side as the angle of the shot narrowed The net.
It was a goal that was worth deciding every competition – but Guardiola’s men came back and when Kyle Walker addressed Foden’s cutback, a goal from De Bruyne Matip cut off and sailed to 2-2 n.
The home team could still have won as a delivery from Salah was missed by Ederson and reached Fabinho meters away. Somehow Rodrigo slipped in to block and ensure a draw at the end of an exciting half.