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Manchester City and Liverpool took a point each from their Etihad meeting on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp went head-to-head for the first time this season and the German knew his side would go back to the top of the Premier League table with a victory.
However, City rallied to equalise through Gabriel Jesus following Mohamed Salah’s early penalty, but couldn’t build on that strike as Kevin De Bruyne fired a penalty wide of the post.
Daily Star Sport have now picked out those who impressed and those who flopped.
Manchester City player ratings
Ederson – 7
Could do little about Salah’s penalty, almost spilled to allow Jota to score shortly after.
Joao Cancelo – 8
Fills in well at left-back, impressed going forward behind Sterling.
Aymeric Laporte – 7
City a much better side with him starting, forming a fine partnership with Dias.
Ruben Dias – 8
Has settled in nicely next to Laporte, looks a solid addition.
Kyle Walker – 5
Gave away a needless penalty in the first-half, poor display.
Ilkay Gundogan – 8
Controlled the tempo well in the middle on his return to the side.
Rodri – 6
Had a poor first half up against Henderson and Wijnaldum.
Kevin De Bruyne – 5
Missed a crucial penalty, proved decisive.
Ferran Torres – 6
Failed to build on recent good form.
Gabriel Jesus – 8
Scored a fine goal with a fantastic spin in the box.
Raheem Sterling – 6
Not his best outing against his former side.
Bernardo Silva – 6
Failed to have an impact off the bench.
Liverpool player ratings
Alisson – 7
Not too much to do.
Andy Robertson – 6
Not his usual rampaging self.
Joe Gomez – 7
Looked out of sorts at times, but solid in the second-half.
Joel Matip – 7
Klopp will be glad to have him back after recent injuries.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 6
Went off injured, worrying for Klopp.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 6
Look calmed on the ball, caught out of position in the first-half.
Jordan Henderson – 6
Not the best outing for the skipper.
Diogo Jota – 6
Didn’t build on his recent goals, worked hard.
Sadio Mane – 7
Won the penalty well, not his best display otherwise.
Mohamed Salah – 7
Took his penalty calmly, quiet in the second-half.
Didn’t do much to impress Klopp on his return.
James Milner – 6
Xherdan Shaqiri – 6
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