Philippe Coutinho’s late goal handed Liverpool a crucial victory in a superb match.
Brendan Rodgers named his expected XI, which meant Joe Allen – often an option in big games – only on the bench.
Manuel Pellegrini played Gael Clichy ahead of Aleksandar Kolarov because of his his defensive discipline, and decided Sergio Aguero wasn’t fit enough to start the game, so continued with a 4-2-3-1 and Edin Dzeko upfront alone.
This was the classic game of two halves – Liverpool were dominant in the first period, Manchester City were superior after the break. Read more »