19-year-old winger Rahim Sterling scored early, but it was disallowed as the linesman signaled him offside. Despite losing in disappointing fashion, the 19-year-old Rahim Sterling had hopeful remarks about the rest of the season.
“I thought they were horrendous. Sterling touched it wide past City keeper Joe Hart and Phillipe Coutinho finished it off, 1-0 to Liverpool in the 25th minute.
Manchester City were quick to respond as Vincent Kompany headed in the equalizer off a corner kick in the 31st minute as the Liverpool defender was tugging at his shirt. Yaya Toure got the ball out of the Manchester half and Alvaro Negredo had a clear path to goal a few passes later. may have lost a close match to Manchester City on Dec. I didn’t think we got any decision go for us.
“This is one of the top teams in the Premier League, so to come away and give such a strong performance just shows the belief in the team that we can go on and achieve things this year,” Sterling said after the match.
Liverpool would have won the game had the referees made the right call. The score remained at 2-1 for the rest of the match in favor of Manchester City.. Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet made the initial save with his right hand, but Negredos shot trickled into the back of the net. Rodgers criticized the match officials in a press conference after the game.
The next match between these two high-caliber squads takes place on Apr. 26, but manager Brendan Rodgers and the Reds left the pitch with their heads held high. I was surprised we’re playing in Manchester with a referee from Greater Manchester. 12, 2014 when Manchester City heads to Liverpool for a surely heated rematch.
Liverpool F.C. With the loss, Liverpool sits in fourth place with 36 points as City sits in second behind Arsenal. Liverpool controlled the momentum in the second half, but were not able to score on their chances. Had Suarez been awarded the penalty kick, the conversion would have Liverpool tied for second place with Chelsea F.C. After a string of one-touch passes, Sterling found himself all alone inside the penalty area with only the goalkeeper to beat. City were able to mount a counter attack right before the first half came to a close which resulted in the game-winning goal. We had nothing go our way at all. in the Premier League table. Rodgers said. Reds striker Luis Suarez was fouled inside the penalty area, but head referee called for a free kick outside the box instead. Losing 2-1 at the Etihad in a truly thrilling match, the quality of play displayed on the Boxing Day match showed that Liverpool are contenders for the Premier League title.
Shortly after Sterlings clearly onside goal was disallowed in the 20th minute, Liverpool scored the first goal of the game
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