Horrendous Alisson gifts Man City big win at Anfield
NEWS DIGEST – Two horrendous errors from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker left Liverpool’s title defence hanging by a thread as Manchester City ran out 4-1 victors at Anfield.
With the score at one apiece and 17 minutes remaining, the ultra-consistent goalkeeper gave the ball away to Phil Foden who brilliantly set up Ilkay Gundogan for his second goal of the game.
Three minutes later Alisson gave the ball straight to Bernardo Silva in the box and the Portuguese midfielder impudently scooped the ball over the Liverpool keeper for Raheem Sterling to nod home on the goal-line.
Foden put more gloss on the victory with a fearsome strike seven minutes from time, which powered through the Brazilian stopper’s hands en route to the roof of the net.
Earlier, Gundogan missed a spot kick after Sterling had been felled in the only memorable incident from a drab first half, before the German midfielder made amends netting from close range after Alisson made a good stop from Foden’s low shot.
Mo Salah put the hosts back on level terms when he converted a spot kick after being pulled down by Ruben Dias.
After losing to City at home for the first time since 2003, Liverpool, in fourth position, are now 10 points behind leaders City having played a game more.