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An absolute thriller of a game witnessed Liverpool end Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League run in a fixture which saw a total of seven goals scored.

There was pressure on Liverpool as they were playing their first game after the £142m departure of Philippe Coutinho but that didn’t seem to be the case soon after the first whistle. It only took Liverpool nine minutes to take the lead and it was summer acquisition Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who slotted home Liverpool’s first from just outside City’s penalty area.

As the game headed into the final five minutes of the first half, Manchester City winger Leroy Sane brought his side on level terms with a brilliant left-footed effort. Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Larius, on his part, could have done better though as he was beaten at his near post. Just 12 minutes after the restart, Liverpool retained their lead and it was that man again, Roberto Firmino, who did the magic.

A perfectly weighted through ball set Firmino through but he had to outpower John Stones in the process. What followed next was an absolute beauty. Seeing Ederson off his line, Firmino attempted an exquisite chip over his compatriot and bang, Liverpool had restored their lead. Minutes after the second, Sadio Mane came close to adding another but his venom, unfortunately, struck the frame of the post.

The Senegalese, just two minutes after the second, added Liverpool’s third with what can be described as an absolute rocket. All this was followed by Mohamed Salah scoring a peach of a goal from after a rare clearance from Ederson was caught by the Egyptian. With twenty minutes to play, Liverpool found themselves leading the Premier League leaders by three goals and this is where they stumbled.

Liverpool have time and again been criticised for bumpy defending and it was a similar story this time around. Despite sitting firm, the Liverpool defence went on to concede two goals in the final six minutes and almost conceded an equaliser, only to be given an upper hand by Sergio Aguero’s miss. All goals aside, it was again the defence which led Liverpool down and this is how the fans reacted to it:

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Former Liverpool star believes Jurgen Klopp could sell a few players in the summer

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Former Liverpool player John Aldridge believes Jurgen Klopp has done a fantastic job with the squad and extending the contracts of the key players at the club.

The Reds have been in a bit of an overdrive securing the futures of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold recently.

They all penned contract extensions and with more clarity regarding the squad, Aldridge believes Klopp could sell a few players that aren’t in his plans.

The former Red was writing in his column for the Liverpool Echo (h/t Express) highlighting the “clarity” with regards to the squad:

“The new contracts for Liverpool duo Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are fully deserved.

“We have had a lot of deadwood over the years, but now there’s clarity in the squad. There are a number of players on long-term deals, and there are youngsters also coming through.

“Jurgen Klopp might look to move on three or four in the summer.”

Aldridge claimed this was a favourable condition for Liverpool and compared that with Everton who have a lot of deadwood in the side thanks to Marco Silva coming in and replacing Sam Allardyce.

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The former Liverpool star believes Klopp now has to replace the players that aren’t required with better players.

Aldridge is right in saying that the manager has done well in revamping the Liverpool team. Since the German arrived players such as Mario Balotelli, Joe Allen, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Christian Benteke have all left for decent sums.

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We have a side that is in tune with Klopp’s style and should see some quality signings in the summer when squad players such as Alberto Moreno or Daniel Sturridge leave.

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“The pressure is on the teams behind” – Former Liverpool star claims Man City have to deal with more pressure in title race

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Former Liverpool star Luis Garcia believes Manchester City are the ones who are under pressure as the race for the Premier League title heats up.

The Cityzens are four points behind Liverpool at the moment, and the Reds have been relentless having dropped just nine points so far this season.

Garcia was speaking while promoting a charity match against AC Milan in March and claimed the Reds would have taken this situation at the start of the season (h/t Belfast Telegraph).

The Spaniard won the 2005 Champions League with Liverpool and further claimed that we would have a chance of winning the league if we remain close to the top with five games remaining.

Garcia believed teams chasing are always the ones facing the pressure (h/t Belfast Telegraph):

“The pressure is on the teams behind them because when you are up front it is important you continue winning the next game and you don’t think about it.

“They (chasing teams) have to think about what it will be like if they fail and that is a lot of pressure.”

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Sadio Mane in action against Manchester City

Manchester City play ahead of the Reds in the next two Premier League match days, and it will be interesting to see if they can put the pressure on us.

City have cracked a couple of times this season with surprising losses to Crystal Palace and Chelsea, but have looked in great touch since defeating us at the Etihad.

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The Reds have squeezed past Brighton and Crystal Palace in their last two games and now have a mini-break ahead of their clash against Leicester City while City play in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

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“Show me a club with more heart” – Some Liverpool fans shower love on Klopp and Sir Kenny Dalglish for meeting 104-year-old fan

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There was one special fan who got the chance to meet Jurgen Klopp and Sir Kenny Dalglish after Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Crystal Palace, 104-year-old Bernard Sheridan.

The fan was specially invited to the game by Klopp, and it was incredible seeing the supporter meet the legend Dalglish and our current manager.

The fan seemed excited to meet Klopp and also shared a joke or two with Dalglish, and he certainly would have enjoyed the game, even though we made tough work of Palace.

The supporter was just a few days away from his birthday and it was a great present, to be fair.

The Reds have been on overdrive regarding their meetings with fans in recent weeks, and acts such as these bring the supporters closer to the club.

Klopp and the rest of the team have created an incredible atmosphere at Anfield, and the fans seem to be doing their bit as well.

The win over Palace ensured we have a four point lead over Manchester City going into a mini-break, and we need to keep picking up the points.

The Reds haven’t won the Premier League ever, and with the backing of fans such as Sheridan, there is a chance of us breaking the duck.

Several Liverpool fans were pleased with this latest touch and shared their reactions on Twitter.

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