Man City vs Liverpool player ratings as Jesus cancels out Mo Salah opener

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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.

Roberto Firmino

Didn’t do much to impress Klopp on his return.


James Milner – 6

Xherdan Shaqiri – 6

  • Liverpool FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Premier League
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Sadio Mane
  • Jesus

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