Manchester City vs Liverpool FC: Result, Ratings and Quotes

Player ratings: Manchester City vs Liverpool FC


The most famous match of the 2021/22 Premier League season took place on Sunday evening.

Liverpool faced a trip to the Etihad for what was billed as a potentially decisive title match.

Manchester City started at the top of the table today, one point ahead of Liverpool, led by Jurgen Klopp. As a result, losing Liverpool that day would have been more fatal to their title hopes than if City’s loss had been at the end of a defeat.

And when all was said and done in Manchester, the points had to be shared.

Raheem Sterling left his streak by three minutes, but Man City took the lead when Kevin De Bruyne’s attempt hit Alisson.

Liverpool responded well and equalized after 12 minutes when Andy Robertson’s cross was brought back across the penalty area by Trent Alexander-Arnold, allowing the unmarked Diogo Jota to cash in on the equalizer.

Man City regained their lead in the 36th minute when Gabriel Jesus scored a ball from Joao Cancelo at the back post.

But again, Liverpool equalized, this time through Sadio Mane less than a minute into the second half.

After that, neither side was able to add a third and shared the points, which took Manchester City to the top of the Premier League.


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Manchester City player ratings

Ederson (6) – Although he has conceded twice, he hasn’t made a huge mistake.

Kyle Walker (6.5) – He got behind Robertson a few times and put in some decent crosses

Aymeric Laporte (7) – made a big tackle at the end of the first half to block Jota’s second goal.

John Stones (6.5) – A solid, unsurprising show.

Joao Cancelo (7) – He could have done a better job monitoring Jota with an early equalizer for Liverpool. Going forward, he had some joy in getting in behind Trent, and of course playing excellent ball for Jesus to finish second at City.

Rodri (6.5) – Helped play well for City and was instrumental in increasing the burden on the left side of Liverpool.

Bernardo Silva (7) – He showed great awareness of taking the quick free kick that led to the opening goal. He excelled in a deeper role that saw him play a crucial role in building the city from behind.

Kevin De Bruyne (8) – Defensive splitting pass to straighten Sterling’s wastage early before scoring the opening goal thanks to a large deflection. He continued to cause problems for Liverpool with his superb passing and prolific shooting throughout the match.

Gabriel Jesus (7.5) – Tasked with keeping Thiago cool and did a decent job in the first 45, he also did a smart job and produced a smart finish to make it 2-1 on the day. He was somewhat selfish when attacking, choosing to take the shot on several occasions when the pass made the most sense.

Raheem Sterling (6.5) – He should have done a much better job with his three minute attempt. He made some good kicks at the back but went early for an offside goal an hour later. After 73 minutes.

Phil Foden (5.5) – He fell behind Alexander-Arnold several times but failed to make the impact he normally has against Liverpool.


Riyad Mahrez 2.5) – Hit the post with a free kick and then pass it to Foden in the last moments of the match instead of taking the shot.

Jack Grealish (3) – Failed to achieve the desired effect.

Liverpool player ratings

Alisson (6.5) – A big save to deny Raheem Sterling three minutes but couldn’t do anything about De Bruyne’s skewed attempt two minutes later.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (6) – Great vision for choosing Jota to equalize. Weak defensively throughout the match.

Joel Matip (5) – Really struggled to deal with Gabriel Jesus and Sterling in the back.

Virgil van Dijk (7) – He made some key tackles and interceptions but the Dutchman looked nervous due to his high standards in the first half. He adapts more in a second and creates a huge block to deny Jesus’ second goal.

Andy Robertson (6.5) – Excellent pass by Alexander-Arnold in building the equalizer for Jota. Struggled to deal with Kevin De Bruyne.

Fabinho (4) – Very poor start to the match and continued to struggle somewhat in the second half, bringing down Bernardo Silva who was playing a deeper role alongside Rodri.

Thiago (5) – Apart from one high-quality pass in play before Jota’s goal, the Spaniard played the first half very quietly. Perhaps he was lucky to stay on the field after a number of cynical fouls.

Jordan Henderson (4) – Really struggled to keep up with the pace of the game. He was replaced by Nabi Keita in the last 13 minutes.

Mohamed Salah (6) – He barely saw the ball in the first half but made an immediate impact in the second, creating the equalizer for Mane with a superb ball.

Diogo Jota (7) – Great achievement for the first time of the day for Liverpool. It took off after 70 minutes.

Sadio Mane (7) – A poor attempt to clear the ball in the lead-up to the opening match was kept silent by City until the equaliser less than a minute into the second half. I did another little note.


Luis Diaz (3) – He continued playing in the last 20 minutes of normal time but barely saw the ball.

Naby Keita (3) – He did a little bit of observation while on the field.

Roberto Firmino (3) – He barely touched the ball during his short time on it.

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Premier League schedule as is

# a team deputy W Dr The F a Dr s
1 Manchester 30 23 4 3 70 18 52 73
2 Liverpool FC 30 22 6 2 77 20 57 72
3 Chelsea Football Club 30 18 8 4 64 23 41 62
4 Tottenham Hotspur 31 18 3 10 56 37 19 57
5 Arsenal 30 17 3 10 45 36 9 54
6 West Ham United team 31 15th 6 10 51 40 11 51
7 Manchester United 31 14 9 8 49 42 7 51
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 15th 4 13 33 28 5 49
9 Crystal Palace 30 8 13 9 42 38 4 37
10 Leicester City 28 10 7 11 43 47 -4 37
11 Brighton and Hove Albion 31 8 13 10 28 37 -9 37
12 Aston Villa 31 11 3 17 42 46 -4 36
13 Southampton 31 8 12 11 37 52 -15th 36
14 Newcastle United 31 8 10 13 34 54 -20 34
15th Brentford 31 9 6 16 37 48 -11 33
16 Leeds United 32 8 9 15th 38 68 -30 33
17 Everton 30 8 4 18 33 52 -19 28
18 Burnley 29 4 12 13 25 42 -17 24
19 Watford 31 6 4 21 29 60 -31 22
20 Norwich City 30 4 6 20 18 63 -45 18

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15:30, Sunday 10 April 2022