Manchester City defeated Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday to maintain pressure on Premier League leaders Arsenal, despite Erling Haaland’s injury absence.
City trailed after Mohamed Salah’s goal, but Julian Alvarez, the player brought on to replace Haaland, equalized after Jack Grealish’s cross to level the scores at halftime.
Within the first minute of the second half, Kevin De Bruyne scored to put City ahead. Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish then added goals to give the defending winners a well-deserved victory.
Speaking after the game, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Julian Alvarez. “Not just the goal, the assist in the second, the third.” He was involved in everything. With the ball, so clever. He’s an exceptional player. He plays for the national team of Argentina, the World Cup champions, alongside Lionel Messi. He said.