As it happened: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Game of two halves means the shares are spoiled at the Etihad


19:2720 days ago

FULL TIME: Man City 1-1 Liverpool

Liverpool's Swiss substitute can't make anything of the chance and brings to an end a fairly mundane conclusion to proceedings after a swashbuckling first half. 


Thank you very much for following VAVEL's coverage of Manchester City vs Liverpool. A match report and quotes from the managers will follow. We hope to see you soon!

19:2420 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Big chance?

90+4 Ruben Dias gives away a free kick to Liverpool in a fairly dangerous position. Standby...
19:2320 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Alisson clears

90+2 The Brazilian heads out a ball in behind intended for Sterling, while City are unable to make the most of the open net.
19:2020 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: 90 minutes up

90' 4+ minutes added on
19:1320 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Solid at the back

81' Vital blocks from Matip on Sterling and Cancelo  on Salah respectively do their team massive favours to prevent passages through on goal.
19:0920 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Pressure mounding

77' Substitute Bernardo Silva receives a sumptuous ball from Gundogan, consequentially sending in a ball to Sterling who dallies and loses possession. Salah's hold up play draws a foul and relieves pressure. For now...
19:0620 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Much more like it

72' City looking the much more likely of the two to get their all-important second. Guardiola's side look much mpre assured on the ball going forward, while Liverpool don't look to be set up to go for the winner. Their right back's influence going forward may be greater than first thought today.
18:5620 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Tempo not matched

66' The second half has fallen flat so far, particularly with Liverpool who have seldom threatened the Man City goal with the vivacious nature of the first 45.
18:5220 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Man down

61' Alexander-Arnold goes down feeling his calf as Milner looks poised to replace him. Not what Klopp or any Liverpool fan wants to see...
18:5020 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Surely not...

59' Jota's shot hits the arm of Cancelo, which was slightly raised bout would have been very harsh. Not given.
18:4820 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Shaqiri waits in the wings

58' Xherdan Shaqiri, who has impressed in recent weeks with his eye for a ball, takes the place of Roberto Firmino
18:4720 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Brazilian flair

56' De Bruyne sends a shot sailing over after Jesus had the Liverpool back line dancing. A great start for the young striker!
18:4520 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Jesus brace goes begging

54' Cancelo floats a tempting ball in to the Brazilian, getting a free header but directing it well wide, much to the disappointment of those in sky blue.
18:4120 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Brazilian hands put to work

47' Menacing balls at either end of the pitch are dealt with well by Alisson and Ederson respectively. The latter makes a meal when asked again as Liverpool counter. 
18:3620 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Second half begins

We're back underway! The teams walk out to the thumping track of 'Bring It On Down' by Oasis, very apt considering the pace of the opening period. Let's hope for a lot more of the same.
18:2620 days ago

Half-time- Man City 1-1 Liverpool

What a scintillating 45 minutes from two of the best in England. Alexander-Arnold could have added his own dash of quality from a free-kick but sent it well over before the break. Be sure to join us for the second half!
18:2120 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: So, so close

'44 Salah releases Alexander-Arnold, who fires a shot at Ederson. The ball rolls under him but recovers to prevent a Jota tap-in. 
18:1620 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: MISS!

41' Liverpool may feel a sense of justice as de Bruyne drags his chance wide- the first time doing so for City. We stay level.
18:1120 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: PENALTY!

40' It's given! Liverpool, VAR and controversy are never far away. De Bruyne steps up...
18:0620 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: Another penalty?

39' VAR is reviewing a claim against Joe Gomez after the ball struck his hand from a textbook de Bruyne cross. We wait eagerly...
18:0120 days ago

Man City 1-1 Liverpool: GOAL!

32' Jesus pokes his effort home after a sensational turn on Matip. The build up was enabled through Liverpool being caught out of position and the hosts exposing it well on the right side of the pitch.
17:5620 days ago

Man City 0-1 Liverpool: Reds still on top

'30 The last few minutes of play have seen Liverpool regain control on the game, with their accuracy of passing cutting though City
17:5120 days ago

Man City 0-1 Liverpool: Wijnaldum caught out

25' De Bruyne catches the Dutchman in possession and sends a teasing cross in the box. 

Alisson gets low and dies well to deny the recipient Sterling .

17:4620 days ago

Man City 0-1 Liverpool: Matip to the rescue

21' Matip intervenes well to prevent Sterling from being through on goal, following Gomez attempting to hold the defensive line
17:4120 days ago

Man City 0-1 Liverpool: The calm after the storm

20' Both sides seeing more of the ball as the zipping passes of the opening stages fade away
17:3620 days ago

Man City 0-1 Liverpool: Hard done by?

City feel they could have had a claim for the spot of their own in the build-up to Liverpool getting the penalty.

Jota forced Sterling off the ball before Liverpool went up the field and scored.

17:3120 days ago

Man City 0-1 Liverpool: GOAL!

13' Salah steps up and buries it, sending it to Ederson's left and putting his side in front!
17:2620 days ago

Man City 0-0 Liverpool: PENALTY!

12' Mane is brought down by Kyle Walker after leading with his right leg, following some brilliant build up on the left flank
17:2120 days ago

Man City 0-0 Liverpool: Frantic, to say the least!

10' The pace is unrelenting thus far, Liverpool using their front four to press City heavily while some space is being found in midfield for the Blues
17:1620 days ago

Man City 0-0 Liverpool: Reds on the front foot

2' Firmino was set free by a ball over the top from Alexander-Arnold but couldn' control the ball, while Mane sent a header across goal . 
17:1120 days ago

Moment of silence

We pause to reflect on Remembrance Sunday as 'The Last Post' plays out while the players gather around the centre circle.
17:0620 days ago

Out they come

Jordan Henderson and Ederson lead out their sides onto the Etihad surface as they prepare to do battle.


Kick back, relax, and watch the drama unfold!

17:0120 days ago

The teams are out

Jordan Henderson and Ederson lead out their sides onto the Etihad surface as they prepare to do battle.


Kick back, relax, and watch the drama unfold!

16:5620 days ago

Key stats

  • Man City have an aggregate of 11-1 against Liverpool in their last three league games against them.
  • Man City have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last nine home matches.

  • Mohammed Salah has four goals in his last eight appearances versus City in all competitions.

  • Diogo Jota is hoping to score in his fifth consecutive game for Liverpool and would become the first to net in five matches in a row since Salah.

16:5120 days ago

Half hour to go!

Liverpool's last visit to the Etihad started with a guard of honour after being crowned champions, and ended with a 4-0 defeat.

Do you think it will be different this time?

16:4620 days ago

Form going into the game

Manchester City have not set the world alight in their bid to challenge the champions on Merseyside. 

Key points dropped on their travels to West Ham and Leeds, not to mention a 5-2 loss at home drubbing at the hands of Brendan Rodgers' Leicester, means the Cityzens sit 12th in the Premier League. 

Liverpool have been far from the finished article coming into this vital fixture, but still can go top with three points at the Etihad.

Even with a certain Virgil van Dijk, they suffered a shocking 7-2 loss to Aston Villa but have since turned their fortunes in their favour as they remain unbeaten in the league since.

Manchester City Premier League form: WLDWDW

Liverpool Premier League form: WWLDWW

16:4120 days ago

'The toughest game in world football'

Pep Guardiola waxed lyrical about his opposition in his pre-match presser. 

“It is always nice to play against the strongest teams possible.''

Jurgen Klopp has the best record of any manager in the world against the City boss, with eight victories. 

'When you play against teams like Liverpool, you always have moments where you have to suffer.

'We know it.

'We have to do it.'

You can see a list of some of his key quotes before facing Liverpool here.

16:3620 days ago

LINEUPS: Manchester City

Aymeric Laporte returns to the City fold with no sign of  new acquisition Ruben Dias.

Ferran Torres retains his place alongside Gabriel Jesus after the pairs' scoring exploits in the Champions League on Wednesday.

16:3120 days ago

LINEUPS: Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has opted for a very attacking lineup, fielding both Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.

Joel Matip makes his return to defence alongside Joe Gomez, the first time the pair have partnered for Liverpool.

16:2620 days ago

Selection headache?

Diogo Jota is looking every bit of the £45 million the Reds payed Wolves for in the transfer window. 

The Portuguese international has bagged seven goals upon arrival at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp has remained adamant about the role Roberto Firmino plays in his team after a dip in form. 

'I'm not wasting time on saying how good Bobby is.

'He was in so many games the difference maker without scoring, but also with scoring as well in other games.

'I'd be embarrassed if I had to mention his qualities.'

Take a look at Klopp's key quotes from Friday's press conference here.

16:2120 days ago

Liverpool team news

The Liverpool faithful would have hoped for a big return from injury of their own in summer signing Thiago Alcantara.

Jurgen Klopp ruled the Spaniard out of today's match in his press conference on Friday, but it is believed that the Reds could be handed a big boost in defence.

Neil Jones of Goal expects the Cameroonian to make his return at the heart of defence after returning to full training during the week. 

16:1620 days ago

Manchester City team news

Key players Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy will be absent from the crunch match. 

There were hopes that the former would make a stunning return having missed out for three weeks through a hamstring issue. 

Rodri and Aymeric Laporte are capable replacements and could be in line for a return.

16:1120 days ago

Midweek mayhem

Both sides are coming off big European wins in midweek. Pep Guardiola's men triumphed 3-0 over Olympiacos, while a Diogo Jota-inspired Liverpool beat Atalanta 5-0 on their travels to Bergamo.
16:0620 days ago

How to watch

Manchester City vs Liverpool will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage starts at 16:00, with kick-off at 16:30.
16:0120 days ago


A very warm welcome to VAVEL UK's coverage of a fixture that rarely disappoints, Manchester City vs Liverpool. My name is Ryan Fitzgerald-Nolan and I will be providing live updates of today's blockbuster game. Stay with us for team news, previews, quotes and more!