Soon emotions started, in a play wrapped in controversy. Manchester City claimed a penalty for a hand in the Liverpool area that the referee did not sanction, and in the continuity of the play Fabinho hit a spectacular shot against a stick to put the first goal of the game. The complaints were heard, but the VAR maintained the judge's decision and the celebration of the premises was unleashed.
And the joys continued for the Reds, when a few minutes later Salah put his head to a spectacular center of Robertson to expand differences when they had not yet fulfilled even 15 minutes.
From there, the City had no choice but to attack, being the Kun Aguero the player who was most in danger, although the clearest occasion of the Manchester team came with a shot from the Spanish side Angelino to one of the clubs in the 29th minute.
Anyway, it would be Sadio Mane who would increase the advantage for Liverpool in the second half, by finishing off with a head from near a center from the right of Jordan Henderson.
With the game decided, Manchester City achieved both the honor, through the Portuguese Bernardo Silva to 12 of the final.
The victory allowed Liverpool to take eight points ahead of Leicester and Chelsea. Manchester City, meanwhile, was relegated to fourth place and has already fallen three times in twelve games played.