Liverpool and Manchester City played an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield on matchday seven of the English Premier League, with all four goals coming in the second half of the encounter.
Liverpool got into the game with lightning speed after an impressive 5-1 win over FC Porto in the Champions League, while Manchester City suffered a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain and were looking for a reaction against a direct title rival.
Manchester City and Liverpool traded blows in the early exchanges, with Phil Foden making a smart stop from Alisson in Liverpool’s goal, and Kevin De Bruyne rejecting an excellent opportunity to put his side ahead. The home team struggled to get going and created no real chances until the whistle before half time.
Liverpool came out of the second half with lightning speed and managed to open the score just before the hour through the Senegalese attacker Sadio Mané. Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah split the Manchester City defense with a brilliant pass that pushed Mane through, and the attacker made no mistake to give Liverpool the lead in the 59th minute.
Manchester City would not be sidelined for long, as Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus played a crucial role on the right wing and ten minutes later took care of young Phil Foden to equalize for the champions.
Mohamed Salah appeared with a sensational solo effort in the 76th minute to restore Liverpool’s lead in style. The Egyptian received the ball from the youngster Curtis Jones outside the Manchester City penalty area, before whinnying and manipulating past a horde of opponents to fire a right footed attempt from a tight corner.
Kevin De Bruyne did not allow Salah and Liverpool to have the final say in the game as he smashed into a finish line five minutes later using a deflection to level Manchester City for the second time in the game as both sides settled for a drawing.
Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start to the season with the result, going into the international break in second place in the English Premier League, behind Chelsea, while Manchester City are one place and one point behind in third.