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Cancelo Gets 5, De Bruyne With 8 | Manchester City Players Rated In Draw Vs Liverpool

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Pratik Das
The youngest member of The 4th Official and an ardent Premier League fan who is basically obsessed with scouting young talents and is consumed by the idea of finding the perfect number 10.

Manchester City clashed heads with Liverpool at Anfield earlier tonight, hoping to pick up all three points away from home. Sadio Mane opened the scoreline in the 59th minute as he capitalised on Mohamed Salah’s pass to make it 1-0 for the hosts. Just 10 minutes later, Phil Foden scored the equaliser to level things out. Mohamed Salah’s individual brilliance did put the Reds in a 2-1 lead, but Kevin De Bruyne’s 81st-minute strike ended up in the back of the net to cement a 2-2 scoreline.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the clash against the Reds.

Manchester City Players Rated In Draw Vs Liverpool

Ederson Moraes 6

The Brazilian goalkeeper’s ball distribution was extraordinary from in between the sticks. He didn’t have too much to do in the first half as Liverpool had just one shot on target; however, he conceded two goals in the second forty-five minutes.

Joao Cancelo 5

Mohamed Salah beat the Portuguese full-back down the left flank on several occasions, two of which eventually led to goals.

Aymeric Laporte 5.5

The Spanish centre-back didn’t do much wrong at the heart of City’s defence, but he could have made better efforts to stop Sadio Mane from scoring the opener.

Manchester City Players Rated In Draw Vs Liverpool (Man City defenders can be seen in the picture)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Ruben Dias of Manchester City gestures towards teammate Aymeric Laporte during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on October 03, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (

Ruben Dias 5.5

The Portugal international made some crucial tackles and blocks over the course of the 90 minutes to keep his side in the game.

Kyle Walker 5

Walker fared decently at the back, but he had little to no output in attacking terms.

Rodri 7

The Spaniard pressed the Liverpool players exceptionally well in the first half but didn’t quite have the same impact in the second forty-five minutes. However, he denied Fabinho a certain goal in the 87th minute with an impressive block on the line.

Bernardo Silva 6.5

The Portugal international’s ball distribution in the middle of the park was a joy to watch.

Kevin De Bruyne 8

The Belgian international controlled the tempo for the majority of the match as he created some decent goal-scoring chances for the frontmen. Furthermore, he even scored the fourth goal of the game to rescue a point for the Citizens.

Jack Grealish 5

The England international had a bad day at the office as none of his tricks worked down the left-wing.

Gabriel Jesus 7

The Brazilian international looked largely ineffective against Andy Robertson down the right flank for the first forty-five minutes; however, he made a brilliant run in the 69th minute to open up the Liverpool defence and set up a chance for Phil Foden.

Phile Foden 7.5 

The Englishman ran riot against the Liverpool defence as he found joy against James Milner down the left-wing. Besides scoring the equaliser, he played a decisive role in the build-up to Kevin De Bruyne’s goal.

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Raheem Sterling 7 

City’s number 7 set up Kevin De Bruyne’s goal via a clever backheel.

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