(VIDEO):Watch Manchester City 3-2 Liverpool Goals and Extended Highlights: Reds Exit Carabao Cup
Current champions Liverpool after losing in an exciting match 3-2 to rival Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, have been eliminated from the Carabao Cup.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk were the only members of Jurgen Klopp’s World Cup squad who were unable to travel with the team to Manchester.
In a remarkable start to the game, City could have scored in the first minute when Erling Haaland sliced wide with just Caoimhin Kelleher to beat.
It didn’t take long for the Norwegian to find the back of the net however as he snuck in front of Joe Gomez to volley home Kevin De Bruyne’s cross in the 10th minute.
Fabio Carvalho finished well after good work from Joel Matip and James Milner down the right to level the game 1-1.
Both teams continued to pour forward and create chances with Cole Palmer firing wide, Kelleher saving well from Gundogen, and Darwin Nunez volleying wide just before halftime.
The pace of the game didn’t slow after the interval and City went back in front in the 47th minute when Riyad Mahrez cut inside Andy Robertson and curled home.
The Reds fired back within a minute to equalise however when Mohamed Salah sidefooted home to make it 2-2.
While Liverpool maintained a threat on the break, City scored the decisive fifth goal in the 58th minute when Nathan Ake entered the box and headed in another beautiful De Bruyne cross.
Soon after, Nunez found himself in another goal-scoring opportunity, but this time, he missed the target once more when he should have hit it, summarising the 23-year-and old’s Liverpool’s night.
Watch Manchester City 3-2 Liverpool Goals and Extended Highlights: Reds Exit Carabao Cup
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