The classic took time to get underway and had a single submission in the first 20 minutes. The first stage was balance, with inversion of dominance in possession of the ball. Liverpool threatened with header from Mané and a good shot from Firmino, except for Ederson. But the best chance was with City, in a penalty kick suffered by Sterling. However, Gündogan isolated. It was the third penalty missed by the Cityzens in a duel with the Reds since 2018.

The balance would continue around the break, but for a short time. Gündogan redeemed himself early on. He opened the scoring by Foden’s kicking rebound. Liverpool reacted shortly after, at 17. Salah suffered a penalty from Rúben Dias, converted the penalty and drew. But it stopped there. And he saw Alisson being decisive. But negatively.

The goalkeeper missed the ball twice in three minutes. At 27, god at the feet of Foden, who served Gündogan to make City’s second. Then, the Brazilian gave the wrong kick, and the ball fell to Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese entered the area, gave a nice little dig, and Sterling appeared to score. Foden would still make the fourth, at 37, after receiving from Gabriel Jesus on the right and shooting with the left-handed: 4 to 1.