Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw on Sunday by Premier League title rivals Manchester City in a thriller at Anfield Stadium.
Defending champions City fought back twice to clinch the draw.
After a goalless first half, Sadio Mane had put Liverpool in front on 59 minutes before Phil Foden equalized about three minutes after.
The Reds got ahead again when Mohamed Salah scored a fine goal in the 76th minute, but with the Jurgen Klopp side heading to a home victory, City struck again.
It was in the 81st minute of the game that Kevin de Bruyne’s deflected late equaliser gave Manchester City a fully deserved point from the encounter.
The Reds should have won it with five minutes remaining but Fabinho’s goalbound shot was kept out by Rodri’s sensational block.
The Pep Guardiola side as well as Liverpool were each hoping to take over from Chelsea at the top of the Premier table, but Sunday’s result means Thomas Tuchel’s side stay clear at the top.
Chelsea defeated Southampton 3-1 on Saturday to attain their new position in the league.
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