Liverpool 3-0 Man City: Reds get revenge as they complete league double over City

Premier League
Wednesday 02 March 2016 - 8:00 pm
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⚽️ Lallana34'
⚽️ Milner41'
⚽️ Firmino57'
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Liverpool struck back in some style after the weekend disappointment by easily beating Man City at Anfield - a result that could end any lingering title hopes for the Manchester side.

Adam Lallana scores against Man City

Liverpool made 5 changes from the team that started the League Cup final on Sunday.

Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva were ruled out, replaced by Toure and the returning Lovren in defence.

Moreno was replaced by Flanagan - marking his first league start for almost 2 years.  Flanagan played right back - meaning Nathaniel Clyne switched over to left back.

Up front Lallana came in to replace Coutinho, and Klopp decided to leave Sturridge out as a precaution - opting to bring in Divock Origi who provided a spark for Liverpool at the weekend when he came on from the bench.

From the first whistle the reds looked determined to get revenge - Flanagan sticking one on Sterling within the first 30 seconds.  Despite the reds determination there were few chances for either side but the game exploded just after the half hour.

Lallana collecting the ball and from 20 yards he fired a low shot towards the bottom corner of the goal.  Joe Hart failed to reach the shot which caused some surprise to Jurgen Klopp but delight to the thousands of fans inside the ground.

A little over 5 minutes later and former City midfielder James Milner doubled the lead.  A well weighted pass from Firmino, and Milner pokes the ball past the onrushing Joe Hart.

Raheem Sterling was taken off at half time after his 3rd poor performance against Liverpool this season.

But it didn't help City as the reds continued to apply the pressure.  Just before the hour, Firmino added a goal to his excellent nights work - Adam Lallana providing the assist this time.

City descended into frustration and Jesus Navas lashed out at goalscorer and goal provider Adam Lallana - picking up just a yellow card in the process.

The reds sent on Benteke and Allen late on to give them some time on the pitch as the reds easily saw out the rest of the game.

The reds complete a league double over Man City - scoring 7 and conceding just the one and get some quick revenge for the penalty heartache of the weekend.

Next up for the reds is Crystal Palace away - before a double header against Man Utd in the Europa League.

MOTM: James Milner

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