Liverpool V Man. City - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +10k

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Official lineups for the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City. BeSoccer

Liverpool V Man. City - As it happened.

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 +10k

Join us for live text updates of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City from Anfield.

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FT: Liverpool 0-0 Man City. Riyad Mahrez's late penalty miss costs City two bonus points in what was an entertaining, if cagey game at Anfield. There were few clear-cut chances for either side as both defences impressed, with both sides remaining unbeaten in the Premier League this term as a result of the draw.
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Ederson appears to be surprised by the length of Gomez's sling but city clear nonetheless.
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Gomez's cross from deeps is headed out but he'll have the chance to launch in a long throw.
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3 minutes added on. Last-chance saloon for both sides.
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Wijnaldum is the latest name in the book.
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Liverpool are pushing forward more now as they look to make City pay for that wasted opportunity.
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MAHREZ MISSES! The Algerian leans back and blazes over the crossbar from 12 yards! A let-off for Liverpool! Mahrez has now missed four of his last six penalties.
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PENALTY! MANCHESTER CITY! Van Dijk lunges in on Sane and doesn't get the ball, with Martin Atkinson pointing immediately to the spot. What an opportunity for City to snatch the win!
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Mane is given a forearm to the throat by Fernandinho, but he is soon back on his feet.
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Sturridge meets a Gomez cross from the right, but he can't generate enough power on it to give Ederson any problems.
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Jesus goes down holding his face after being caught by a stray arm from Lovren but the referee waves play on.
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Another change for City as Leroy Sane is on for Raheem Sterling.
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Mahrez's low effort is tipped around the near post by Alisson after Bernardo Silva's cross fizzed across the face of goal without getting a touch.
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Firmino makes way for Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool. Does he have another memorable late cameo up his sleeve against his former club?
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Salah looks to have found an opening as he nips in on Laporte's blind side to collect Robertson's long pass from deep, but he blazes his effort from the left-hand edge of the box over the bar.
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Salah curls in another free-kick from out on the right after Gomez is felled by Fernandinho, but his ball in has too much on it for anyone waiting in the middle.
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City make their first change as Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Aguero up top.
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In the end it is Henderson who delivers, but both his ball in and Gomez's attempted follow-up are dealt with by the City backline.
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Mendy is the latest name in the book as he tugs back Salah down the right. The Egyptian will swing this one in.
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Chances at both ends now as Mahrez and Salah force regulation saves from Alisson and Ederson respectively!
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CHANCE! An opening! Aguero chests the ball down for Silva 30 yards out, he then slips in Mahrez who gets away from Robertson, but can only drag his low effort just wide of the far post.
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Man City are furious! Van Dijk handles a corner from the right as he attempts to head clear under Fernandinho's challenge, but rather than a spot-kick, Martin Atkinson blows for a Liverpool free-kick. Pep Guardiola is seething on the touchline.
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A hint of frustration from City as Fernandinho finds Row Z from 40 yards.
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Sergio Aguero picks up his side's second booking of the game for a foul on Henderson.
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Liverpool are getting more men forward now as both Mane and Keita are crowded out before Henderson blasts an effort against Sterling.
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Gomez joins in in attack and tries an ambitious left-footed volley from outside the box, but it is blocked and City clear their lines.
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Liverpool are looking to regain control of proceedings here as they stroke the ball around with confidence at the back.
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Giorginio Wijnaldum gets us back underway here!
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HT: Liverpool 0-0 Man City. Nothing to chose from between the two sides here. Both teams have enjoyed spells of possession, but neither has truly looked like breaking the deadlock.
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Ederson comes off his line to prevent Firmino from latching on to Salah's backheel.
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2 minutes added on here. It looks like we'll be going in level at the break.
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City have looked sloppy in the final third, but impressive everywhere else. Both sides have looked solid so far in this one.
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Van Dijk makes a timely intervention to deny David Silva a strike on goal from a narrow angle, deflecting the ball behind.
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Fernandinho clips the ankles of Mane in the middle of the park and there is a small amount of niggle between the pair in the immediate aftermath, however, Wijnaldum steps in to act as mediator.
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For all the high-intensity football that Mo Salah effort remains the game's only shot.
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Mendy attempts a surge to the byline but overruns the ball and Liverpool have a goal kick.
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It is indeed, Milner departs for Keita.
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There could be bad news for Liverpool as James Milner calls for some treatment. Naby Keita is stripping off on the touchline. It looks as if Milner's race may be run.
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The momentum has swung in the other direction now, with City having had 75% of the possession in the last 10 minutes or so. Neither side has created a guilt-edge chance as of yet, though.
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Bernardo Silva receives the game's first booking for a late challenge on Mo Salah out on the Liverpool right.
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DRAMA! Gomez screws an attempted clearance back into his own area, with Aguero then hitting the deck under Lovren's challenge. Everyone looks to the man in the middle, who points only for a corner.
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City enjoy their first real spell of possession of the game now as they stroke the ball about. You sense both sides will dominate for spells over the course of this one and it will be a case of who cashes in when they are on top.
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Inches! Henderson floats what looks to be an inch-perfect ball over the top for Salah, but he misjudges the flight of it and can't quite bring it under his spell, allowing Ederson to gather.
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Sterling dances away from a challenge in the box after Gomez surrendered possession on halfway, but the defender recovers to deflect the cross-cum-shot behind for a corner, which is cleared.
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Liverpool have enjoyed 63% of the possession so far here, a situation Manchester City will be far from used to.
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Lovren just about rises highest to meet Milner's corner from the right but the ball bounces off a combination of him and Aymeric Laporte for Ederson to gather comfortably.
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Jurgen Klopp is looking typically animated on the touchline, the German genuinely never stops moving.
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GOOD DEFENDING! Mane spins away from Bernardo Silva down the left and clips an inviting ball in for Salah at the far post. He looks set to convert, only for Mendy to get a vital touch on the ball to take it away from the Egyptian.
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Henderson robs Fernandinho in the middle of the park and Liverpool's terrible trio spring into action. Salah looks to slip in Mane, but his touch lets him down and possession is lost.
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It's been a lively start to this one, both teams playing with plenty of intensity.
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Mo Salah has his first sniff of goal as he finds space between Stones and Laporte, but he can only drag an effort wide of the near post. Benjamin Mendy was lucky to avoid a booking in the build-up for trodding on the ankle of Roberto Firmino after surrendering possession cheaply.
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Mahrez strays a yard or so as he looks to get in behind early on. That was a very high line from the hosts.
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We're underway here! Sergio Aguero does the honours! What will this one have in store for us?
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Out come the teams! We'll be underway in no time!
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We're just 15 minutes from kick-off now. Here's hoping this fixture live up to the hype! It certainly did last season...
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Manchester City's only loss in their last 25 Premier League away games came in January's 4-3 reverse at Anfield (W20, D4, L1).
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Mo Salah has scored in 14 of his last 16 starts at Anfield.
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Here's how these two have fared recently going into this one:
Here's how these two have fared recently going into this one:
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Liverpool are unbeaten in 17 home games against Manchester City in all competitions (W12, D5, L0). City last beat 'The Reds' at Anfield back in May 2003, claiming a 2-1 Premier League win.
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Man City boss Pep Guardiola: "Liverpool will beat a lot of teams, not just Man City. Liverpool is one of the true greatest teams in England. We try to be close to them in terms of many, many things. [Jurgen Klopp] has all the qualities that everybody knows about Liverpool. At the end, it's the teams and the clubs that win the game. I don't play against the manager, we play against Liverpool. He is an excellent manager, I have a lot of respect for the way he plays, his proactive teams."
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "I don't think it makes sense in this moment to think about the title. Manchester City is always tough, even when we won 3-0 in the Champions League. In the 4-3 [Liverpool win] they were really good. They never gave up even at 4-1 down. We have to be spot on, at our best to keep them away from our goal and create chances in front of our goal. It will be hard work, no problem with that, everybody knows it."
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City hit back with a couple of surprises of their own as club captain Vincent Kompany and flying flanker Leroy Sane are made to do with places on the bench, with John Stones and Riyad Mahrez starting in their place. Benjamin Mendy also returns at left-back after injury.
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Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, D.Silva, B.Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling. Subs: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sane, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden.
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One slight surprise in their as Joe Gomez reverts to right-back, with Trent Alexander-Arnold dropping to the bench. He is joined there by Naby Keita, who is fit to feature despite being stretchered off against Napoli in midweek after suffering a back spasm.
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Liverpool: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson; Mane, Firmino, Salah. Subs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Matip, Alexander-Arnold.
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Pep Guardiola has lost seven times against teams managed by Jurgen Klopp, more than any other manager.
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Liverpool are on a 24-match unbeaten run at home in the Premier League.
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City, on the other hand, are on a run of four straight wins in all competitions, having scored 12 goals and conceded just one during that spell.
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Liverpool go into this one winless in three, having suffered defeats to Chelsea and Napoli in the Carabao Cup and Champions League respectively, whilst they were also held to a 1-1 draw by the 'Blues' last time out in the league.
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The two have started the season in impressive fashion, each racking up six wins and a single draw from their seven games to date. City currently sit top of the pile on goal difference, but will that still be the case at the close of play?
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Hello and welcome! We've got a top-of.the-table clash for you today as Manchester city make the trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool.
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Hello and welcome! We've got a top-of.the-table clash for you today as Manchester city make the trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool.
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