Manchester City and Liverpool have played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Monday morning.
Willy Caballero – 7.5: Made some important saves throughout and played a crucial part in the Citizens gaining a point.
Fernandinho – 7: Filled in at full-back for the majority of the game and defended quite well. Was aided by the fact Philippe Coutinho is severely out of form.
John Stones – 7.5: Has copped some stick this season, but defended like a proper centre-back against the Reds.
Nicolas Otamendi – 7.5: Tackled well and used the ball well. Will only get better under Pep Guardiola.
Gael Clichy – 6: Gave away the penalty which led to Liverpool’s goal, attacked well throughout the game though.
Yaya Toure – 5: Should have seen red for his challenge on Emre Can. Struggled to keep up with the pace and tempo of the game.
Raheem Sterling – 7.5: Electric with his pace for much of the match. Could easily have had a penalty from a James Milner challenge.
Kevin De Bruyne – 7: Assisted the equaliser for City with a superb ball across the box.
David Silva – 7.5: Creative and looked a real threat every time the Sky Blues went forward.
Leroy Sane – 7: Gave Nathaniel Clyne a thing or two to think about and looked dangerous going forward.
Sergio Aguero – 7: Scored the important equaliser, but he missed a lot of chances throughout the contest.
Bacary Sagna – 6: Came on to add some defensive stability.
Fernando – N/A: Given no time to have any impact.
Simon Mignolet – 7: Never put a foot wrong and there was nothing he could do about City’s goal.
Nathaniel Clyne – 6.5: Had his hands full with Sane, but overall he played quite well in such a tough fixture.
Joel Matip – 7: Defended well generally and looked a threat from set-pieces.
Ragnar Klavan – 7: Limited the impact of Aguero with his centre-back partner.
James Milner – 7: Scored Liverpool’s goal from the penalty spot and did well considering he was up against a pacey Sterling. Probably should have conceded a penalty though.
Emre Can – 9: Was immense and looked like a proper No.6 at the Etihad. Was everywhere on the pitch and covered the injured Jordan Henderson very well.
Adam Lallana – 6.5: Got better as the game went on, but will be kicking himself over the sitter he missed towards the end.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 7.5: Used the ball well and looked a threat when the Reds went forward.
Sadio Mane – 7: Saw plenty of the ball, but was lacking end product in his game.
Philippe Coutinho – 5: Severely lacking confidence. Very much a purple patch player and needs to find a way to become more consistent.
Roberto Firmino – 7: Gave everything in the false No.9 role. Linked the attacks up well and won the crucial penalty for the Reds.
Divock Origi – 6: Struggled to impose himself on the match.
Lucas Leiva – N/A: Introduced late into the game.