Jürgen Klopp lost the Premier League champions with Liverpool, but won an important point at Manchester City. It is now difficult for Pep Guardiola’s team.
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The English champions FC Liverpool missed an exclamation point in the title fight in the gigantic duel at Manchester City. Team manager Jürgen Klopp’s team had to settle for a 1-1 (1-1) victory against the number two on matchday 8 and lost the championship lead to Leicester City (18) by 17 points.
City only in midfield
Pep Guardiola’s ManCity team (12) is in the middle of the table after the third draw of the season. Mohamed Salah (13th) brought the Reds into an intense duel with a converted penalty kick, which equalized Gabriel Jesus (31st) before half time. Shortly afterwards Kevin De Bruyne (42nd) missed a hand penalty for the hosts, where Ilkay Gündogan was in the starting line.
After the break, the meeting lost pace, both sides tried to control the game to not allow the decisive foul. In addition, Klopp, plagued with defensive staff worries, had to compensate for an injury to fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold after just over an hour.
The new leader Leicester recorded their third victory in a row on Sunday with a 1-0 (1-0) victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamie Vardy (15th) made the decision with a hand penalty. Tottenham Hotspur, who won 1-0 against West Bromwich Albion thanks to Harry Kane (88th), is second in the table and is level with Liverpool. It was the England striker’s 150th Premier League goal.