Liverpool dominated the first half in their top of the table clash against Manchester City on Sunday evening at Anfield scoring twice in the opening twenty minutes.
It was a brilliant first 45 minutes against the reigning champions from Jurgen Klopp’s side but their opening goal appeared to come in controversial fashion.
In the lead-up to Fabinho’s scintillating strike which fizzed past a helpless Claudio Bravo in the City net, it looked as though Trent Alexander-Arnold had handled the ball in the opposing box when Guardiola’s side were on the attack.
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The replays showed that the ball did in fact hit the defender’s hand but the Premier League released a statement during half-time in the game outlining their reasons behind not giving Manchester City a penalty.
“The VAR checked the penalty appeal for handball against Trent Alexander-Arnold and confirmed the on-field decision that it did not meet the considerations for a deliberate handball.”
Salah soon grabbed a second which was also cleared by VAR, before Sadio Mané headed home a third goal thanks to a brilliant cross from captain Jordan Henderson early in the second half.
City grabbed a goal back through Bernardo Silva but it was too little too late as The Reds ran out 3-1 winners.
Liverpool’s impressive victory puts them eight points clear of Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table and nine points clear of City who drop down to fourth.