Liverpool FC are moving further away in the Premier League. By a clear 3-1 home win in the top match against the previously worst pursuer and champion Manchester City has the team coach Jurgen Klopp extended their points lead to the team of Pep Guardiola on nine points, Brazilian Fabinho (6th minute), Mohamed Salah (13th) and Sadio Mane (51.) scored for Liverpool – taking their chances coldly. Bernado Silva was able to shorten in the 78th minute only for City.
"The guys were completely focused and focused," praised Klopp BBC. "It was good. That's the only way we can beat City. "His Reds have taken 34 points from their first 12 league games. Man City (25) is only in fourth place in the international break. Whether Guardiola can catch up with the back of the leader with his team yet? "No idea," the city coach said slightly annoyed at Sky Sports. "I am not a magician. I can not look to the future. "
Manchester City had to be beaten but did not necessarily play three goals worse, Especially in the wild initial phase, the champion was outgrown twice mercilessly. Within 13 minutes, the home side shot out a 2-0 lead. The Brazilian Fabinho scored with a long shot from around 20 meters to the early Liverpool lead in the 6th minute. Only seven minutes later, Mohamed Salah headed home for a Robertson cross from the half-field. Dream start for the Klopp team!
The German coach had already said in the run-up to the game: "It would be nice to use every opportunity we get." That could not have done much better for his team. In the first few minutes it was Manchester City that put a lot of pressure on the Klopp team – and chances came: Raheem Sterling headed home free after a De Bruyne free-kick (9).
Before the goal to 1: 0 caused already a supposed hand game of Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold for vortex, the City players called for penalty. Then the hosts countered the team of coach Pep Guardiola mercilessly. And also in the second round the "Reds" continued with their efficient way of playing. A Henderson cross on the second post allowed Mane even to 3: 0 (51) einkOpfen. Silva's first-leg goal from Angelino's 78th-minute cross came too late.
The defeat forced the Citizens (25 points) to overtake Leicester City surprise team and Chelsea (both 26 points), who both won their games convincingly on Saturday. Liverpool are still in the championship with an eight-point advantage.