Im Spitzenspiel der Premier League trennen sich Liverpool und Manchester City mit 0-0. Die Teams lieferten sich einen beherzten Kampf um die Punkte. 

Liverpool wurde vor dem heimischen Stadion mit viel Applaus empfangen.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: General view outside the stadium as the Liverpool FC team bus arrives prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Fans arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Fans gather to greet the Liverpool team coach arrive ahead of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

 

Bereits beim Aufwärmen war spürbar, dass beide Teams unbedingt gewinnen wollten. Der Respekt vor dem Gegner war dennoch unverkennbar.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool warms up prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

Beide Mannschaften starteten mit viel Tempo in das Spiel und schenkten sich nichts.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Bernardo Silva of Manchester City controls the ball under pressure from Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

Nach rund 30 Minuten musste James Milner verletzt den Platz verlassen. Er wurde durch Naby Keita ersetzt.

Liverpool’s English midfielder James Milner sits on the pitch injured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: James Milner of Liverpool walks off the pitch after picking up an injury during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool’s English midfielder James Milner (centre L) leaves the pitch after being substituted off injured for Liverpool’s Guinean midfielder Naby Keita (2R) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

 

Dejan Lovren spielte im ersten Durchgang mit dem Feuer, als er seine Gegenspieler im Strafraum zu Fall brachte. Auch sonst machte der Kroate noch nicht den besten Eindruck.

Liverpool’s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (L) clashes with Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
TOPSHOT – Liverpool’s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (top) vies with Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool talks with Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

Auch im zweiten Durchgang setzten beide Mannschaften alle zur Verfügung stehenden Mittel ein, um den Gegner vom Tor fernzuhalten.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Fernandinho of Manchester City battles for possession with Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Joe Gomez of Liverpool battles for possession with Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) blocks a cross from Liverpool’s English midfielder Jordan Henderson during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Liverpool’s English defender Joe Gomez (R) controls the ball away from the path of Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) remonstrates with Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Fernandinho and David Silva of Manchester City react to a decision by match referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool passes the ball under pressure from Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City is tackled by Dejan Lovren of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: David Silva of Manchester City battles for possession with Jordan Henderson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

Kurz vor dem Schlusspfiff erhielt Manchester City einen Elfmeter. Riyad Mahrez verhaute den Penalty allerdings.

Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (2L), Manchester City’s German midfielder Leroy Sane (3L), Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (4L) talk with Manchester City’s Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (4R) as English referee Martin Atkinson (3R) talks with Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (2R) and awards Manchester City a penalty during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
Manchester City’s Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (2R) watches as his shot from the penalty spot goes over the bar during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

Nach dem Schlusspfiff bedankten sich die beiden Trainer bei den gegnerischen Spielern und den Fans für die Unterstützung – die Fans ihrerseits genossen einmal mehr ein unglaubliches Duell zwischen den beiden Teams.

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 7, 2018. – The match ended 0-0. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City embraces Sadio Mane of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 7, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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