Liverpool shouldn’t panic after Manchester City defeat, insists Van Dijk

Vincent Kompany should have been sent off for his ugly foul on Mohamed Salah said Jurgen Klopp
Manchester City ends Liverpool's unbeaten run to throw EPL title race wide open
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05 January, 2019

Manchester City has renewed hope it won't be surrendering the trophy at all.

On Thursday, Guardiola's side forced Liverpool's first defeat of the season, with a 2-1 victory that cut the gap between the Reds and Manchester City to four points.

The midfielder pointed to the manner of the victory, in which Leroy Sané scored the victor after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Agüero's opener.

Even before last night, you look at Liverpool and their recent history suggests they can't hold on when they are in the lead, like under Brendan Rogers a few years back when they had an opportunity to go on and win it and of course that didn't work out. "It had wild moments".

It also left third-placed Tottenham Hotspur only six points behind Liverpool.

"I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card?"

"Fair play to City and congratulations to them but we just have to keep going".

John Stones tried to clear it off the line but the clearance rebounded off goalkeeper Alisson. It proved just enough, as goal-line technology ruled out the score.

But many Kop fans were incensed that City captain Kompany stayed on the pitch after a hefty challenge on Mohamed Salah in the first half.

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Solskjaer says attacking philosophy is in the DNA of the club and that he has every intention of making his side play that way. Whereas Solskjær thrived on the atmosphere at United's home, some of the club's players have struggled with the pressure.

But Kompany has hit back at the German manager, claiming it was a great challenge. Now it is about reaction and I am sure the lads will react in the right way.

"If Mo can go through (on goal) what happens then?" We need to be ready and we will be. "He was incredible", Guardiola told Sky Sports.

"We have to fight a lot, but this win gives us a lot of confidence".

The equalizer was created by the fullbacks in the 64th.

City found a different way to win against Jurgen Klopp's side, defending courageously late on to preserve their lead.

Just when Liverpool was gaining momentum, City roared back in front from a blistering counterattack.

"It was a very intense game for both teams and we were unlucky with our finishing", Klopp said. "We knew that if we won we would be in contention to fight for the Premier league; if we lose it is over".

While some people will feel Liverpool's luck has run out, the fact is, they played the second best team in the league.

"I have already said to the boys this is OK".


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