Football fans from around the world will be on a date with a high-caliber crest today, Sunday, when Liverpool and its host Manchester City meet in the seventh round of English Premier League football, at 5.30pm, occupied time in Jerusalem , and four thirty GMT.
Looking back in the next report, we will look at 6 notable encounters in the era of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, who made this league a pinnacle of grabbing the limelight not only in the local league, but at the global level.
It was a date for the first meeting between Klopp and Guardiola at Anfield, which ended with the hosts’ victory, and the two teams met again after four months at the Etihad Stadium and this time the encounter was more exciting, full of speed and skill. and ended in a 1-1 draw.
In the first meeting of the new season, City tore the net from Liverpool and Kevin De Bruyne was the star of the first meeting as the visitors failed to stop the Belgian star, especially after Sadio Mane was sent off in the 37th minute for a reckless clash with goalkeeper Ederson leading to his transfer off the field, to decide to meet Citizens a clean five.
was the Dutchman Van Dijk had just completed his £75million transfer to Liverpool but failed to make an appearance due to injury, but the attacking effectiveness made up for the star’s absence, especially during a nine-minute period in the second half that saw Roberto Firmino and Mane Mohamed Salah scored. A hat-trick made the score 4-1, and City responded with late goals from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan, but City went ahead despite the loss and won the title with a string of notable performances, including collecting 100 points.
It was not a pleasant encounter as the two teams battled for the lead, Liverpool traveled to Manchester, who are second, by a seven point difference, and the heavenly team only needed a draw to win the title, before taking 2- 1, thanks to the goals from Agüero and Sani, to keep the title in the end.
The last time Liverpool and City met in front of the crowd, at Anfield, the hosts put on an outstanding performance; Fabinho, Salah and Mane scored the goals that gave Liverpool an eight-point lead at the top and put them on track to win their first title in 30 years.
Three months after Liverpool beat City, they did it again, this time in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, on a classic European night at Anfield, where the “Reds” scored a hat-trick over Mohamed Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mané. and City were shocked and the Reds’ style didn’t help. Guardiola’s tactical team, Liverpool again won 2-1 in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium and advanced to the final in Kiev, where they lost to Real Madrid.