Erling Haaland had trained with "niggles" just two days before Manchester City's crunch game with Liverpool, but once the first whistle went, he looked as physically sharp and hungry as ever and smashed his side into the lead, becoming the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 goals.
City looked on top for most of the game, but Julian Alvarez spurned a glorious chance crafted by the electric Jeremy Doku and Liverpool grabbed an equaliser from out of nowhere via Trent Alexander-Arnold with just over 10 minutes left to play.
City went looking for the winner deep into added-time, but couldn't find it and their long winning steak at home finally came to end on 23 victories. Pep Guardiola's side are still top of the Premier League, but they were reminded once more of Liverpool's capacity to keep them in check like no other side has been able to do in the last seven years.
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