Salah, Mane inspire Liverpool in a 7goal thriller win over Man City
By Idris Adesina
London, Jan. 14, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Manchester City’s dominance and unbeaten record has ended. Thanks to super performance from the two best African players in 2017. Mohammed Salah and Saido Mane in a seven goal thriller.
It was a display of power, speed and clinical finish from Jurgen klopp’s men as fans at Anfield were treated to premier league football at best.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave Jurgen Klopp’s men a perfect start when he fired low past Ederson after nine minutes to give his side the lead.
But Leroy Sane’s equalier just before half-time meant the sides went in level at the break after he fired past Loris Karius at the near post.
Liverpool then grabbed three goals in quick succession, taking the lead first through Roberto Firminho’s clever chipped finish after he had outmuscled City defender John Stones.
Sadio Mane added a third with a rocket into the top corner, before Mohammed Salah caught City ‘keeper Ederson off his line when his shot found the net from 40 yards.
City staged a late comeback as Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan grabbed two goals in the dying minutes.
But they proved to be consolations for the visitor’s as Jurgen Klopp’s men held on for a deserved victory.