20/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

PLAYER RATINGS: Mohamed Salah shows genius while Phil Foden is ruthless in thrilling clash

Manchester City arrived from powering two times in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. 

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were on goal for the Reds although Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne discovered the web for Pep Guardiola’s side. However, it was a hard afternoon for James Milner and Jack Grealish, who both struggled.

Sportsmail’s JACK GAUGHAN rated the performances from both sets of players.

Manchester City came from behind twice to earn a point against Liverpool at Anfield

Manchester City arrived from powering two times to make a position versus Liverpool at Anfield

LIVERPOOL (4-three-three) 

ALISSON – 6

Done a huge preserve from Phil Foden ahead of the crack. Jurgen Klopp seemed discouraged with his distribution. 

JAMES MILNER – five

Out of sorts at ideal back again and struggled to offer with Foden’s rate in powering. Could have seen red ahead of his substitution. 

James Milner struggled to deal with Phil Foden's pace on the left as he started at right back

James Milner struggled to offer with Phil Foden’s rate on the remaining as he began at ideal back again

JOEL MATIP – 7 

Brave defending when throwing himself in entrance of photographs ahead of fifty percent-time retained Liverpool in the game. 

VIRGIL VAN DIJK – 6.five

Kept the hosts jointly along with Matip as the previous line of defence. Normally experienced to deal with City runners who weren’t tracked in other places.

ANDY ROBERTSON – 6.five

Tried to press Gabriel Jesus back again the other way and experienced joy early on. Could have applied possession extra correctly. 

FABINHO – 6.five

Kept points basic at the foundation of midfield. The Brazilian’s impression was extra pronounced when Liverpool began managing the game. 

CURTIS JONES – seven

Progressed his side up the pitch intelligently and with out fanfare. Took on a ton of accountability when it mattered.  

Curtis Jones progressed his side up the pitch and took responsibility on the ball in midfield

Curtis Jones progressed his side up the pitch and took accountability on the ball in midfield

JORDAN HENDERSON – 6

Started influencing the game extra when pushed a small further more forward, a transfer which bought Liverpool higher up the pitch.  

SADIO MANE – seven.five

Clever complete around Ederson gave Anfield elevate off right after one of only a pair of glimpses of target. Ruthless in the box. 

MOHAMED SALAH – nine

So tranquil for so extended but burst into everyday living with an guide and then a solo target that underlined the Egyptian’s genius.

Mohamed Salah showed his genius with a solo goal and assist as he came alive in the second half

Mohamed Salah confirmed his genius with a solo target and guide as he arrived alive in the second fifty percent

DIOGO JOTA – 6.five

Energetic exhibit, particularly when drifting into pockets of area to unnerve City. Place in a true shift ahead of coming off. 

Subs: Roberto Firmino (for Jota, sixty eight) – 6 Joe Gomez (for Milner, seventy eight)

Subs not applied: Kelleher, Konate, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Williams 

MANCHESTER City (4-three-three)

EDERSON – 6

Nothing the goalkeeper could have finished about both target as those in entrance of him parted approaches. 

KYLE WALKER – seven

All-action exhibit from ideal back again and presents City the dynamism they crave down the flanks. Normally a stable performer. 

RUBEN DIAS 6-five

A few scenarios of exemplary masking but may well sense he could have finished extra as Mane wriggled absolutely free for the opener. 

AYMERIC LAPORTE – seven

Quite rarely flustered when Liverpool constructed strain and meticulous when actively playing into midfield. Carried out by Salah’s magic for the second. 

Aymeric Laporte was meticulous when playing into midfield and was rarely flustered

Aymeric Laporte was meticulous when actively playing into midfield and was rarely flustered

JOAO CANCELO – 6.five

Kept Salah at arm’s duration for the the greater part and posed a enormous menace when roaming – but then switched off for both ambitions. 

RODRI – 6.five

Went from looking extremely composed to then the game appearing way too brief for him. Effectiveness that summed up his spell at City. 

BERNARDO SILVA – 8

Most likely in the variety of his City career. One particular mazy dribble, having four defenders with him, will are living extended in the memory. 

KEVIN DE BRUYNE – seven

Perhaps a little bit fortunate nonetheless to be on when he struck the equaliser. Positionally great but finish item lacked for huge spells. 

PHIL FODEN – 8.five

Normally the most likely in a City shirt and his regulate and complete for the equaliser was an great piece of ruthlessness. 

Foden showed his ruthlessness with a brilliant finish to level the score in the second half

Foden confirmed his ruthlessness with a amazing complete to degree the score in the second fifty percent

GABRIEL JESUS – seven.five

Super operate from ideal to remaining as he fashioned the opportunity for the equaliser. A regular prepared runner at dwelling on the wing.  

JACK GREALISH – 6

Started out in an unfamiliar untrue nine job and bought by means of his best perform when dropping deep to commence moves somewhat than complete them.  

Subs: Raheem Sterling (for Grealish, 66) – 6.five

Subs not applied: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Ake, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Torres, Palmer

Jack Grealish had a difficult afternoon in an unfamiliar false nine role and was subbed

Jack Grealish experienced a hard afternoon in an unfamiliar untrue nine job and was subbed