Liverpool’s record of not conceding a PL goal at Anfield this season remains intact after a 0-0 draw against league leaders Manchester City.
The Reds had defeated the Sky Blues in their last three encounters but yesterday, the home side were average and could not even create a single clear cut opportunity.
Liverpool and Man City are two of the most attacking sides in the world with two of the most attack minded managers in charge, however, they were more focused on not conceding this time around. Both teams showed a lot of respect to each other and in the end, 0-0 was a fair result.
Here is how the Merseysiders fared against the Citizens.
Alisson – 7: Didn’t have much to do. Made a decent save in the second half and watched Mahrez’s penalty sail over the bar.
Gomez – 6.5: Played in the right back position and was not at all comfortable in the first half as he gave the ball away on a few occasions. Much more assured in the second half and provided support in the attack as well.
Van Dijk – 7: Solid in the game until he made a silly tackle to bring Sane down in the box. Mahrez missed from the spot much to the Dutchman’s delight.
Lovren – 8.5: Apart from his challenge on Aguero in the first half, the Croatian international was flawless.
Robertson – 7.5: Dealt with Mahrez with ease but could not trouble Walker in the attacking third.
Henderson – 7: Energetic and kept Silva quiet.
Milner/Keita – 6: Milner was subbed off in the 28th minute without making much of an impact. Keita replaced him but made no trade mark driving runs to trouble the visitors.
Wijnaldum – 7: One of Liverpool’s most improved players this season. Pulled the strings in the center of the park but provided no threat in the final third.
Mane – 6: Marked well by Walker and could not get past players with his searing pace.
Salah – 7: A first half shot wide, a second half shot straight into the hands of the keeper. Worked hard but still not good enough as compared to the standards he set last season.
Firmino/Sturridge – 6: Firmino had to drop back into the midfield t get possession and was unable to combine with Salah and Mane to threaten the opposition. Sturridge came on with 18 minutes left and could not influence the fixture like he did vs Chelsea at the Bridge.