Salah celebrates his opener
Manchester City Player Ratings
Ederson – 5: Made a real mess of a Salah shot, spilling the ball to gift Jota a great chance.
Walker – 5: Struggled early on vs Mane and hauled him down for the penalty, but settled afterwards.
Dias – 6: Settling in nicely alongside Laporte, adept at timing his challenges nicely.
Laporte – 6: Comfortable in possession and disciplined with the line alongside Dias, eventually pushing the dangerous Liverpool attack back towards their own goal.
Cancelo – 6: Gorgeous ball cutting in from the left to supply Jesus with a header, which should have made it 2-1.
Rodrigo – 5: Struggled early as Liverpool played through him before eventually settling.
Gundogan – 6: Somewhat guilty of being too easy to play through, but linked better with Sterling to help City progress the ball nicely.
De Bruyne – 5: Found pockets of space after a quick Liverpool start, provided the assist for Jesus’ equaliser. Awful penalty miss.
Torres – 5: Linked well with De Bruyne at times but failed to properly influence the game.
Jesus – 7: Brilliant turn and prodded finish to bring City level. Should have added to his tally with a free header, but his movement is exceptional.
Sterling – 5: Had some joy early on running at Alexander-Arnold, should have equalised before Jesus did.
Jesus finishes well under pressure
Liverpool Player Ratings
Alisson – 6: Solid hands throughout in testing conditions.
Alexander-Arnold – 5: Sweeping ball found Firmino early on for a big chance, but not tight enough to Jesus for the equaliser.
Matip – 5: Made a telling interception to deny Sterling a one-on-one, lacked understanding with Gomez throughout.
Gomez – 4: Missed Sterling’s run early and was bailed out by Matip. Then gives the penalty away, harsh, but the ball has travelled a fair distance and gives the referee a decision to make. Caught out by Jesus’ movement in the second half as Jesus headed a glorious chance wide.
Robertson – 6: A lot of City’s good work came down his side but he was exposed at times due to the change in system.
Henderson – 5: Poor communication with Wijnaldum for the equaliser, left De Bruyne with too much space.
Wijnaldum – 4: Exposed positionally for the big Sterling chance at 0-1, which should have been punished, then got the space wrong between himself and Henderson for the equaliser.
Sterling takes on Alexander-Arnold
Jota – 6: Helped the Reds counter with real speed. A poor ball to Salah to ruin a very dangerous move before the break.
Firmino – 5: Messed up a golden opportunity inside a minute by failing to make a real decision. Linked well for the most part, but wasteful in second half with a great chance to pick out a teammate, instead blazing over.
Mane – 7: Terrorised Walker early on and won the penalty.
Salah – 8: Converted the penalty brilliantly. Wonderful ball and timing to create a big chance for Alexander-Arnold.
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