Title race still in Liverpool's hands, says Kompany

by Leon Thompson January 4, 2019, 19:21
Title race still in Liverpool's hands, says Kompany

Despite seeing Liverpool fall to a 2-1 defeat to Man City on Thursday, Jurgen Klopp remained upbeat as he took in the bigger picture in the Premier League. "It had wild moments".

"We had a chance and opportunity to show our quality after a couple of bad results", he told the club's website. The ball looped back toward goal and Stones had to scramble to clear.

City were not finished, however, and restored their lead in the 72nd minute when Raheem Sterling broke from midfield and fed Sane on the left, the German winger driving home off the inside of the far post.

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

"He took the risk".

That man was injured full-back Benjamin Mendy who sprinted onto the field to embrace Sergio Aguero and was amazingly chased down by stewards who had mistaken him for a pitch invader. "It was that or let him go through on goal".

"We were outstanding from the first minute and I'm happy with this victory and close the gap against Liverpool and be back in second in the table. The finish was incredible", Guardiola said.

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"It was not our or City's best game because we both made it hard for the other team", he continued.

So too was Liverpool in the second half, showing just why the Premier League era's perennial underachiever might yet win the English title for a 19th time.

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

"Liverpool just need to relax, get some wins under their belt, maybe improve that lead if they can over the next month to six weeks, but they're in a fantastic position".

It seems that it is always Sane that destroys our defense, and his low driven shot that hit the post, was the game-winning goal for the current champions.

It was a game that Guardiola said his side could not lose and the magnitude of the match was not lost on the players, with both teams playing at a frantic pace. If Mo is on his feet, we all know what happens.

When I heard Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren say before Christmas that they could emulate Arsenal's Invincibles side of 2003-04 and go the whole league season unbeaten, I groaned.

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