Liverpool 3-1 Man City: Klopp wins latest battle against Guardiola

The Reds moved nine points clear at the top of the Premier League on Sunday

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El Liverpool y Anfield volvieron a tumbar al Manchester City | EFE

Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday to move nine points clear at the top of the Premier League and leave Pep Guardiola's side slumped in fourth. 

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MATCH FACTS

Premier League

LIV

3-1

MCI

Liverpool

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (Milner M.61), Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah (Gomez, M.87), Firmino (Oxlade-Chamberlain, M.79), Mané.

Manchester City

Bravo; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Angeliño; Gündogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Agüero (Gabriel Jesus, M.71), Sterling.

Goles

1-0 Fabinho M.6; 2-0 Salah M.13; 3-0 Mané M.51.

Árbitro

Michael Oliver. TA: Rodri.

Estadio

Anfield. 53.324 espectadores.

Fabinho opened the scoring early on and Salah added the second before half-time when he got on to an Andrew Robertson cross, with the Egyptian adjudged to have been just offside. 

City had chances before the break and could have had a penalty for handball but fell further behind in the second half when Sadio Mane got on the score sheet. 

Guardiola's men continued to push and pulled a goal back through Bernardo Silva but were unable to produce a miracle at Anfield. 

City have now lost three times in the league this season and are behind Liverpool, Leicester City and Chelsea at the top of the table. 

Meanwhile, Liverpool's incredible form continued. Jurgen Klopp's side have won 11 of their 12 games this season, drawing the other, and have a huge cushion at the top going into the international break. 

"It's not important," said Klopp, playing down the significance of the Reds' lead. "Who wants to be first in early November? It's important to be top in May.

"Each point we have we need to go through the most intense period ever."

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