Liverpool vs Manchester City live score and result: Premier League updates as Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne strike

October 3, 2021
Liverpool vs Manchester City live score and result: Premier League updates as Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne strike

Liverpool and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw on Sunday evening.

In a thrilling encounter that swung back and forth, City dominated the first-half and were unlucky to go into the break on level terms with the hosts.

Jurgen Klopp’s side reacted well after the break. They took the lead in the 59th minute after Sadio Mane latched onto a lovely through ball before firing home.

Phil Foden levelled the game in the 69th minute.

Mohamed Salah put Liverpool ahead again in the 76th minute after a brilliant jinking run down the right, before firing past Ederson. However, Kevin De Bruyne struck with less than 10 minutes left on the clock to ensure the game finished level.

Guardiola suggests Anfield atmosphere kept Milner on the pitch

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that James Milner deserved a second yellow card for his challenge on Phil Foden. “It’s a yellow card. It’s clear. [But] it’s Anfield, it’s Old Trafford. In our situation a City player is sent off. It’s too much clear. It was a second yellow.”

Nevertheless, he was encouraged by his side’s display as they came from behind twice to draw. He added: “It is what it is. The result is the result and we cannot change it. I know how difficult it is against these players and this manager. Every time it is incredible challenge for us. The way we played at Stamford Bridge, in Paris [against PSG in the Champions League] and today shows we are a great team. When we lose the way we play in Paris and draw today it is good. I pray we continue and players come back from their national teams safe.”

Foden: City showed “character” to come back twice in “brilliant” game

Man of the match Phil Foden spoke enthusiastically about being involved in such a thrilling game at Anfield. “It had it all,” he told Sky Sports. “It was end-to-end at times. It was such a brilliant game and we stuck in there to the end. We’re happy to get the draw and on another day we could have taken the three points. It was disappointing not to go in at half time ahead but we kept the momentum when we came out in the second half and we dug in there.”

On coming from behind twice, he added: “It shows our character. We’ve not won here a lot but we carried on playing football when we went behind and didn’t look bothered and played really well today.”