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Draw, The Reds Failed to Reclaim the Top of the Standings

Jakarta, Beritasatu.com – Liverpool drew 1-1 when they hosted Manchester City in the Premier League at Anfield Stadium, Sunday (10/3/20204).

Man City had taken the lead in the first half before the break thanks to a goal from John Stones. However, Jurgen Klopp's troops equalized the score thanks to Alexis Mac Allister's penalty.

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This result made Liverpool fail to regain the position of leader of the Premier League standings, which the day before had won the top position after beating Brentford 2-1. Liverpool's points are the same as Arsenal's, namely 64, but the two are separated by a goal difference.

Meanwhile, Man City is in third place with 63 points. Aston Villa is still in fourth place with 55 points even though in the previous match they were beaten by visiting team Tottenham Hotspur, 0-4.

This match will really determine the position of Liverpool and Man City. The team that manages to emerge as the winner will become the leader of the standings. However. the two teams only played a draw.

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp used a 4-3-3 formation in this match. He featured Harvey Elliot, Darwin Nunez, and Luis Diaz in the attacking lineup.

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This trio of players is supported by Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Alison Mac Allister. The back line is entrusted to Conor Bradley, Jarell Quansah, Sergio van Dijk, and Joe Gomes. They guard goalkeeper Coimhin Kelleher.

In the visiting team's camp, coach Pep Guardiola installed a 3-2-4-1 pattern. Erling Haa;and is the sole striker in the front row. He is supported by four players Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden.

John Stones and Rodri duet in midfield. The back line is entrusted to Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Kyle Walker. They guard Ederson's goalkeeping.

Liverpool continued to lock up Man City from the start of the first half. Darwin Nunez threatened the visitors' defense several times.

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Defender Kyle Walker had to bring down midfielder Dominik Szobozslai hard to stop the hosts' ball flow.

The hosts actually managed to break through Man City's goal in the 18th minute. However, the goal scored by Luis Diaz who used Darwin Nunuez's pass was disallowed because it happened off side previously.

In the 22nd minute it was Man City's turn to get the chance. Bernardo SIlva managed to send a pass towards the front of goal, but was headed off the field by Virgil van Dijk.

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The corner kick produced by Man City was the start of the goal. The corner kick executed by Kevin De Bruyne was then met by John Stones who was in front of the goal with his right foot. The ball then lodged in Liverpool's goal.

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In the 30th minute, Liverpool almost equalized. Szoboszlai, who was already in front of Ederson's goal and was unmarked, managed to head in Hervey Elliot's pass. But Szoboszlai's header deviated from the target.

In the 36th minute, De Bruyne managed to attack Liverpool's defense. With his left foot he fired a hard kick. However, the ball hit a Liverpool player and went out of play.

At the end of the first half, Man City had a chance. Kyle Walker managed to bring the ball from the right side. However, De Bryune failed to reach the ball even though he had fallen. Rodri was given a yellow card for bringing down Szoboszlai to stop him. The 1-0 score for Man City lasted until the first half ended.

Liverpool were awarded a penalty after Man City goalkeeper Ederson kicked Darwin Nunez's leg until he fell in the forbidden box. Edseron had to receive treatment due to a collision with the striker from Uruguay.

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The player who helped lead Argentina to become world champions in 2022, Alison Mac Allister, appeared as the executioner. Ederson could predict the direction of the shot, but the ball flowed too fast, making the score 1-1.

Man City then had to replace goalkeeper Ederson due to injury. As a replacement, Guardiola brought in Stefan Ortega.

Man City actually had a golden opportunity in the 57th minute. Phil Foden managed to break into the defense. However, his shot was blocked by goalkeeper Kelleher.

A few moments later it was Liverpool's turn to threaten Man City's goal. Wataru Nedo gives feedback to Luis Diaz. However, Ortega moved more quickly to thwart the Colombian player's opportunity.

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The referee then awarded Bernardo Silva with a yellow card for his foul on Wataru Endo.

In the 62nd minute, Luis Diaz should have scored a goal. After receiving feedback from Mohamed Salah who replaced Szoboszlai. However, the placing ball that Diaz kicked deviated from the target.

Not long after, Diaz threatened again. However, his shot was saved by Ortega and resulted in a corner kick.

Liverpool created another opportunity and almost broke through the opponent's goal. However, Andy Robertson's pass from the left side could not be reached by Darwin Nunez.

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In the 75th minute, it was Man City's turn to get the opportunity. Phil Foden managed to attack the opponent's defense, but failed to take advantage.

In the 88th minute, Man City created another opportunity. Jeremy Doku managed to push in from the left side. However, his shot hit the goalpost. Not long after, Liverpool also got a chance. This time Salah was able to shoot right at goal, but Ortega secured it.

Liverpool actually succeeded in breaking through Man City's goal at the end of the match. However, this goal was deemed invalid because Salah was considered off side first. The 1-1 score lasted until the match was over.

Predicted Lineup:
Liverpool (4-3-3): Coimhin Kelleher; Conor Bradley, Jarell Quansah, Sergio van Dijk, Joe Gomes, Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Alison Mac Allister; Harvey Elliot, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz

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Manchester City (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Kyle Walker; John Stones, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden; Erling Haaland

Draw, The Reds Failed to Reclaim the Top of the Standings

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