Alisson Becker had a day to neglect at Anfield as his errant passes out from the again value Liverpool of their 4-1 defeat to Man City on Sunday.
The often flawless goalkeeper had a nightmare three minutes within the second half that gifted the three factors to their rivals and put the title even additional out of attain.
Ilkay Gündoğan made amends for a stunning penalty miss with a second half double earlier than Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden made positive of the factors.
Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s first purpose at residence in 2021 however their second half capitulation was spectacular.
Liverpool trio Alisson, Fabinho and Sadio Mane all returned to the Livepool facet, whereas Pep Guardiola dropped Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte to the bench and changed them with Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
City’s dreadful penalty file continued as Ilkay Gundogan skied his spot kick over the crossbar.
Pep Guardiola’s facet created a gap within the tight sport when Raheem Sterling was fouled within the field by Fabinho 9 minutes earlier than the break.
Up stepped Gundogan, who proceeded to smash the ball over Alisson’s purpose.
Pep Guardiola confirmed his frustrations by kicking over a drinks bucket within the dugout.
City’s penalty file underneath Guardiola has been poor to say the least and it was their third miss of the season.
It was additionally their third penalty miss towards Liverpool in recent times with Gundogan’s miss wanting remarkably just like Riyad Mahrez’s in 2018.
On that event, Mahrez skied the ball into the gang in nearly the identical spot as Gundogan.
Kevin De Bruyne additionally missed a spot kick towards Jurgen Klopp’s facet in 2020.
However Gundogan did make amends early within the second half when he fired in from shut vary after Alisson had saved from Phil Foden.
Simply when it appeared Liverpool have been drifting out of the sport they gained a penalty of their very own when Ruben Dias made a uncommon mistake as he misplaced possession on the sting of the realm and introduced down Mohamed Salah
The Egypt worldwide picked himself as much as succeed from the spot the place Gundogan had failed, sending Ederson the improper strategy to make it 1-1.
However the hosts shot themselves within the foot when Alisson scuffed a go to Foden who drove ahead and crossed for Gundogan to attain his second.
The Liverpool goalkeeper compounded his error by repeating it seconds later – passing to Bernardo Silva even nearer to purpose and his easy chip was headed residence by Sterling for his first purpose at Anfield since he left and his 100th underneath Guardiola.
Foden capped off the efficiency with a shocking purpose as he reduce in from the precise to fireplace residence City’s fourth with seven minutes remaining.