CHRIS SUTTON: Win over City can kick-start Liverpool's season

CHRIS SUTTON: Impressive victory against Manchester City could kickstart Liverpool’s season – they can live in hope that they are not out of the Premier League title race after all

  • Liverpool were hugely impressive as they won 1-0 against Manchester City 
  • Jurgen Klopp’s team were significantly stronger than they have been recently 
  • After this win Liverpool may feel that they are not yet out of the title race 

My Sportsmail colleague Martin Keown and his Arsenal pals can breathe now — their Invincibles tag is safe for another year! 

This was a different Liverpool team to the one we’ve seen of late, the feeble side that had fallen into the habit of conceding first. 

To a man, they were superb on Sunday. Joe Gomez: superb. Virgil van Dijk: superb. James Milner, the elder statesman tasked with looking after Phil Foden: superb. 

After beating Manchester City,  Liverpool may feel that they can still win the Premier League

Jurgen Klopp surprised me in midweek with his defeatist attitude, the way he said Liverpool ‘cannot compete’ with Manchester City. He was talking financially, but it was surprising on the eve of such a huge event. 

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Yet Liverpool competed brilliantly here. This can be the win which kickstarts their Premier League campaign. 

I said after their 7-1 win in midweek that Rangers had played Mohamed Salah into form. He took six minutes and 12 seconds to score his hat-trick in the Champions League. Salah followed that up by creating and scoring his goal beautifully.

Mohamed Salah scored an excellent goal and appears to be playing with confidence again

Jurgen Klopp’s team may now feel that they are not yet out of the Premier League title race

Joao Cancelo made a ridiculous decision when Alisson’s long ball flew towards him. If you’re going to commit like that, you have to be 100 per cent sure you’re going to win it.

But Salah forgot about his earlier one-on-one which was saved by Ederson. He kept his composure to bag the winner despite not being at his best this season. Klopp’s mentality monsters stood up and were counted.

After this result, Liverpool can live in hope that they’re not out of this title race after all.




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