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Liverpool are moving forward with their almost immaculate season in the Premier League after beating Manchester City 3-1 in Anfield on Sunday. The victory is the eleventh for Jürgen Klopp’s team in twelve matchdays of the English league, and the advantage over its rivals keeps growing. At this point everyone in football wonders: Who can stop Liverpool?
For Guardiola, playing at Anfield against the ‘reds’ seems to be a story that almost always ends in the same way. The frantic match beginnings of Klopp’s men are decisive, and as in the last season for the Champions League quarterfinals, when Liverpool already won 3-0 in the first half an hour of the game, this Sunday the score reflected a 2-0 after just 13 minutes of play.
It is true that on this occasion a not awarded penalty in favor of the ‘Citizens’ before the first goal could have changed things, but it seems that since the 'You'll never walk alone' sounds, Liverpool goes out to this type of games with an intensity that often leads its rivals ahead. In City’s case, which once again was superior in several phases of the game, they were left to climb a mountain almost impossible to climb, and in the second half the game ended with Sadio Mane's third goal in minute 51.
Thus, City falls to fourth place and stays nine points from the top, while Guardiola continues to increase its negative streak at Anfield -the stadium where he has lost the most times with four- and also his black legend against Klopp, who is already the coach who has beaten the Spanish coach most times with nine wins. The German has already displaced Mourinho and is clearly Pep's 'number 1 enemy'.
Liverpool's statistics leave no doubt, and in addition to continuing undefeated after twelve matchdays of the Premier League, they have made Anfield an almost impregnable fief for their rivals. A total of 46 games have already passed since their last defeat in the league in The Kop, and if they continue with their strike playing in front of their fans it will be difficult for the title to finish in other hands this time. Above all, because there are no doubts that its main rival is still City, the only impediment for ‘Pool’ to grab the desired trophy in the last two seasons.
Liverpool won the biggest European title at club level last season with their Champions League triumph, but their dream is still to win a Premier League that has resisted since 1990. But there are plenty of reasons to trust, since the 'Reds' had never been 9 points ahead of their top rival since the start of this battle that until now City has won in England. They had a seven-point advantage last year and Guardiola’s men managed to overcome them to end up celebrating, but only United in the 1993/94 campaign had more points ahead of the second (nine) than those that Liverpool now have over Leicester and Chelsea (eight). Yesterday's win could have been a vital blow; a Premier blow.
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