Manchester City must have felt the real feelings of “Walking Alone” after their 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield.
It was a decisive match in which the defending champions needed an outright victory, but they were subjected to their third defeat this season.
The absence of City’s first choice goalkeeper Ederson and David Silva was really felt. Bravo was not really a better replacement for the Brazilian. Even though they dominated but it was the Reds who won.
Liverpool were good in making use of their counter-attacks, knowing full well that it will probably become their only means of getting goals.
The victory means Pep Guardiola’s side have failed to get a victory at Anfield as the Spaniard is yet to break the jinx. The last time City won a match at Anfield was in May 2003.
Liverpool now go nine points clear off City, but are trailed by Leicester City and Chelsea who are eight points behind the league leaders.
In his usual characteristics, Man City boss Pep Guardiola congratulated Liverpool saying:
“Congratulations to Liverpool, they scored three, we got one but I’m so proud of my team, few teams can come here and play the way that we did”.
“We started incredibly well, we showed incredible bravery, they are the champions of Europe and it is the most difficult stadium in the world. They had two shots and it was two goals.
The title is now in the hands of Liverpool and there is just one team that can stop them, and that team is themselves.