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Fabinho
Yellow Card
81'
K. De Bruyne
Goal
2 - 2
76'
Mohamed Salah
C. Jones
2 - 1
69'
P. Foden
Gabriel Jesus
1 - 1
59'
S. Mané
Mohamed Salah
1 - 0

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Commentary

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The Premier League returns in two weeks after the international break. Liverpool return to action on the road to Watford on October 16, while City face Burnley at home on the same day.
Liverpool and Manchester City played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in their Premier League clash at Anfield. The Reds twice took the lead in the contest through Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, but were pegged back by the visitors as Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne found the net in response. Neither side could press for a winner late on, forcing both outfits to share the spoils on Merseyside.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-2 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 3' City win a corner in the closing stages, but Robertson clears the cross from De Bruyne at the near post.
90' + 1' BLOCK! Sterling surges forward into space and goes for the cross to the back post for Jesus. The Brazilian launches a right-footed strike on the volley, but his effort is repelled by Robertson.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
88' Sterling makes a break into the Liverpool box and tries to offload back to De Bruyne. The Belgian tries to poke an effort at goal, but he can only help it wide of the left post.
87' WHAT A BLOCK! Rodri saves a certain goal as he denies Fabinho with a brilliant block on the line. Salah floats a cross into the box that Ederson misses. Fabinho gathers and aims to shoot, but his effort is repelled by Rodri on the slide. A vital interception.
84' Walker takes the resulting free-kick, but can only hammer his effort over the bar.
Fabinho
Yellow Card
83' Fabinho wipes out Silva on the charge and goes into the book.
K. De Bruyne
Goal
81' GOALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! DE BRUYNE LEVELS THE SCORES!!!!!!! 2-2!!! City respond for the second time in the game as De Bruyne whips a strike on his left foot past Alisson. Foden collects on the left flank and cuts a low cross back across the face of goal. It deflects into the path of De Bruyne, who fires a powerful effort towards goal that takes deflection off Matip and hits the back of the net.
79' Sterling breaks into space down the right flank and fires a low cross to the back post for Foden, but Gomez sticks out a boot to divert it behind for a corner.
J. Gomez
J. Milner
78' Milner is withdrawn after surviving a second booking. Gomez replaces the veteran at right-back.
Bernardo Silva
Yellow Card
77' Silva is booked for the visitors for dissent after complaining about the Milner decision.
C. Jones
Assist
76' Jones works the ball to Salah, who does the rest with an incredible run and finish.
Mohamed Salah
Goal
76' WHAT A GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! SALAH RESTORES LIVERPOOL'S LEAD WITH A SUPER FINISH!!! 2-1!!!! The Egyptian weaves his way past three City defenders before drilling a right-footed strike past Ederson into the left corner of the net. Salah collects on the right flank and turns away from Silva and Cancelo with a brilliant piece of skill. He bursts past Laporte in the right-inside channel before firing with power on his weaker right foot into the back of the net. What a special goal from Salah.
73' Milner brings down Silva on the charge with an outstretched leg. The referee points only for a free-kick and not a second yellow card for the Liverpool right-back. Guardiola is furious.
70' Klopp will be furious with his team. Liverpool were in control of the contest, but a defensive lapse has allowed City back into the game. .
Gabriel Jesus
Assist
69' Jesus does well to run at the Liverpool defence before releasing Foden with a precise offload before the forward applies the perfect finish.
P. Foden
Goal
69' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! FODEN EQUALISES WITH A CRISP FINISH!!!! 1-1!!! City are back in the game as Foden drills a low strike into the bottom-right corner with precision. Jesus opens up the Liverpool defence with a run across the line. He spots Foden in space in the left-inside channel and releases the run of the forward. He takes one touch before placing his effort past Alisson with a brilliant left-footed finish.
Roberto Firmino
Diogo Jota
68' Jota is replaced by Firmino in the final third.
67' De Bruyne works the ball to Jesus on the left flank and he drives at goal. However, his effort is blocked by Milner and travels through to Alisson.
R. Sterling
J. Grealish
66' Sterling is called on to the field by Guardiola as the forward replaces Grealish.
Diogo Jota
Yellow Card
65' Jota lunges in on De Bruyne and goes into the book.
64' Salah has now been directly involved in seven goals in his six appearances against Manchester City at Anfield in all competitions, scoring four and assisting three.
63' WIDE! Salah lines up the resulting free-kick, but his effort clips off the wall and travels wide of the left post.
62' Rodri presses Robertson in possession and brings down the Scot 25 yards from goal. Liverpool are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position.
61' Mane almost latches on to a long ball over the top from Robertson, but Ederson is sharp off his line to clear ahead of the forward.
Mohamed Salah
Assist
59' Salah runs at the City defence down the right flank before cutting inside. He slides an offload for the run of Mane, who provides the finish.
S. Mané
Goal
59' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! MANE PUTS LIVERPOOL AHEAD!!!!!! 1-0!!!!! Liverpool take the lead after a brisk surge from Salah before Mane provides the finish. Salah starts the move with a run at the City defence. Space opens up in the right-inside channel where Mane makes his move. Salah plays a sublime offload before the Senegalese provides the finish, firing low and hard past Ederson into the bottom-right corner.
58' Liverpool have shown greater intensity in the second half and are beginning to press back the visitors.
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
56' Cancelo brings down Milner on the charge and goes into the book.
55' Jota makes a break to the edge of the box and offloads to the right. Salah tries to break past Cancelo, but the Portuguese holds firm.
53' Jota breaks forward down the left and goes down under pressure from Walker. Milner takes the resulting free-kick, but Ederson comes through a crowd to punch it away.
51' Van Dijk has to be alert to prevent Walker latching onto De Bruyne's throughball in the Liverpool box. The Dutchman steps across to make the interception.
50' SAVE! Matip pushes forward and rolls an offload into the feet of Jota. He turns Dias and fires at goal on his left foot, but Ederson beats it away from goal.
49' Jota pounces on a loose ball and has Mane and Salah in support. He opts to check back and look for a strike at goal, but he loses out to Laporte.
47' Salah sends Milner down the right flank and he fires a low cross towards the near post that Ederson claims.
46' We're back under way at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp and his team have a decent start, but were gradually pushed back as the half progressed. Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane have been bystanders for the majority of the game. The Reds need to get them involved after the break.
The deadlock has yet to be broken in the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield. The visitors have been dominant in possession and had the Reds on the back foot. However, Pep Guardiola's men have been limited in their opportunities with Phil Foden being denied by Alisson from their best chance. Liverpool need a response in the second half.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' Foden surges again down the left flank and angles a ball across the face of goal, forcing Alisson to turn it away from the six-yard box.
45' SAVE! Foden breaks behind Milner from a great long ball over the top from Ederson. Alisson is sharp off his line and makes the tackle on the forward before he can threaten further.
43' Foden angles the resulting free-kick into the box, but no one is on the same page and the ball travels out for a goal-kick. Guardiola is bemused on the bench.
J. Milner
Yellow Card
42' Milner drags down Foden on the charge and goes into the book.
41' Jesus works the ball towards Walker in the right-inside channel, but Matip is there to make the interception ahead of Grealish in the box.
40' BLOCK! Walker works a short pass to De Bruyne in space in the box, but the Belgian sees another left-footed drive blocked as Van Dijk throws himself in front of the ball.
38' Foden is played down the left flank and he steers a cross to the back post. Jesus cannot reach it in time to produce an effort at goal, but he does work it back to De Bruyne. The Belgian shoots, but his strike is charged down.
36' Matip makes a move forward from the back and he uses a neat piece of skill, but before he can produce an offload City defenders converge and crowd him out.
34' DE BRUYNE HAS TO HIT THE TARGET! Foden does well down the left flank and he scoops a cross to the back post. De Bruyne attacks it with a diving header, but plants his attempt over the bar.
32' Grealish is played into space down the left flank and he opens up room to shoot from a tight angle on his right foot, only to blaze his effort wide of the target. Fortunately for Grealish he was offside anyway.
32' PENALTY SHOUT! Milner clips the heels of Foden on the charge on the edge of the Liverpool box. The referee is not interested in his appeal for a penalty and he is not referred by VAR to the screen at the side of the pitch either.
31' Dias rolls the ball back dangerously towards Ederson, forcing the keeper to clear the ball off his own line. 
30' Foden has space down the left flank, but he fails to pick out the run of De Bruyne in the final third as Matip makes the interception.
29' Liverpool press down the left flank and win a corner. However, the delivery from Milner is cleared with ease by the City defence.
27' Robertson takes the resulting free-kick and floats a cross into the box, but it proves to be a comfortable claim for Ederson.
Rúben Dias
Yellow Card
26' Dias slips and has to drag down Jota in the City half to prevent the forward running away from him. He goes into the book for his challenge.
24' WIDE! Cancelo bursts into space down the left flank and sends an incisive pass to De Bruyne in the left-inside channel. He fires at goal on his left foot, but skews his effort away from the target.
23' Mane breaks down the left flank and he floats a cross towards Salah. Cancelo does well to head it away before Foden gets back to deny Milner.
21' SAVE! Silva weaves his way through five Liverpool defender with a brilliant run. He fends off at least four challenges before feeding Foden with an icisive throughball. The England man has space and time, but Alisson makes a good block to deny the forward.
19' Alisson gives the ball straight to Silva and the Portguese immediately releases Jesus down the left-inside channel. He tries a first-time cross that is deflected behind by Matip.
18' Foden whips a powerful cross towards the near post with Alisson's vision impaired by the sun. However, the Brazilian does well to punch the ball away.
17' Cancelo sends Foden down the left flank before Silva takes over with a driving run. The Portuguese clips a cross to the back post for the run of Jesus, but Robertson rises to direct it behind for a corner.
15' BLOCK! Grealish collects on the left flank and cuts inside on his right foot. However, his strike is blocked by Matip with ease.
12' City are attempting to get their foot on the ball to quieten the Anfield crowd.
10' De Bruyne tries to bend a ball behind the Liverpool defence, but Jesus is unable to reach it amid the presence of Van Dijk.
8' Milner whips a corner in from the right flank, but Laporte rises to head it away from the jump of Matip. Salah latches on to the cross at the back post and hammers an effort at goal, but Walker charges down the attempt.
7' Salah makes a burst down the right flank and cuts inside. Henderson takes over and wins a corner off the legs of Cancelo.
5' Salah breaks down the right flank and whips a cross into the box. Mane attacks the delivery, but Dias does enough to head it away from the forward.
4' De Bruyne tries to thread a pass through to Grealish in the right-inside channel, but the Belgian overhits his throughball out for a goal-kick.
2' De Bruyne bursts forward in the middle of the park and looks for the run of Foden, but the forward is caught offside.
1' We're under way at Anfield.
There will be a minute of applause before kick-off in memory of Roger Hunt.
Liverpool haven’t lost consecutive league games against Manchester City since a run of four between 1935 and 1937, going down 4-1 the last time the sides met in February.
City have made two changes to their side from their defeat to PSG. Jesus and Foden come into the side to replace Sterling and Mahrez, who drop to the bench this afternoon. Laporte retains his place in the back four ahead of Stones.
Liverpool are unchanged from their win over Porto in the week. Klopp has opted to stick with the same line-up that proved to be successful as Milner continues at right-back in the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold. Jones retains his place in the middle of the park, while Firmino settles for a place on the bench once more despite scoring twice late in game against the Portuguese outfit.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: John Stones, Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Zack Steffen, Ferran Torres, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish.
LIVERPOOL SUBS: Ibrahima Konate, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Caoimhin Kelleher, Neco Williams.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; James Milner, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane.
Manchester City were defeated 2-0 during the week by Paris Saint-Germain in their second Champions League group contest. City came through their first test last week with a fine performance to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but they failed to maintain their momentum as Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi condemned them to defeat. A win this afternoon would take City top and send out an important message in the Premier League title race, but Pep Guardiola's men must be at the peak of their powers.
Liverpool have the chance to move top of the Premier League with a win this afternoon along with pulling four points of City. Jurgen Klopp's men have enjoyed an excellent start to the term, only dropping four points in their opening six matches. The Reds were frustrated by the resilience of Brentford last time out, who battled back to claim a 3-3 draw. However, Liverpool quickly put that behind them with a dominant win over Porto in the Champions League. Klopp will be seeking a similar performance today.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.