18 Jan 2018
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: LIVERPOOL EDGE SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER TO END MANCHESTER CITY'S UNBEATEN RUN
The League Managers Association’s five-man panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Liverpool for their 4-3 victory against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday 14th January 2018.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.
Liverpool stunned Manchester City to become the first team in the Premier League to defeat them this season – and extend their own unbeaten run to 18 matches – with a 4-3 victory at Anfield on Sunday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wonderful run-and-finish gave the Reds an early lead, but Leroy Sane restored parity before the interval when he cut in from the left and fired into the back of the net at the near post.
However, an incredible spell in the second half saw Jürgen Klopp’s side power into a 4-1 lead as they rattled the visitors.
First, Roberto Firmino shrugged John Stones off to reach Oxalde-Chamberlain’s pass and delicately lift a finish over Ederson.
Sadio Mane then cracked the post before driving into the top corner just moments later from the edge of the area after Mohamed Salah had won the ball back.
Salah then got in on the act himself, scooping Ederson’s poor attempted clearance over the goalkeeper and into the net from 40 yards.
Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan
grabbed late consolations for City, but it was a day that firmly belonged to