Video shows how Alisson Becker and Simon Mignolet fared in one-on-one situations v Sergio Aguero

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Liverpool missed out on the chance to extend their lead over Manchester City to 10 points - and effectively end the title race - at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.

The Reds suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to a 2-1 loss and breathing new life into City’s title charge.

Pep Guardiola’s side prevailed thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane in a mesmeric encounter that lived up to the hype.

Roberto Firmino had equalised for the visitors but Sane scored in the 72nd minute to secure all three points.

It means that Liverpool’s lead is now just four points, and we have plenty more football to play.

Jurgen Klopp can take solace in the fact that Liverpool’s next four Premier League matches are against Brighton, Crystal Palace, Leicester City and West Ham United.

There are no easy games in England’s top flight but the German will expect a positive response in those games.


Alisson v Mignolet

And his players weren’t poor against Man City, besides maybe Dejan Lovren.

Indeed, Alisson Becker produced an excellent piece of goalkeeping to prevent Aguero making it 3-1.

The Argentinian tried to round Alisson, and he managed to do so, but the Brazilian remained close enough to block the shot.

Manchester City v Liverpool FC - Premier League

The moment was eerily similar to one Simon Mignolet found himself in when Liverpool travelled to Man City in September 2017.

Aguero was through on goal and he came up against a ‘keeper in Mignolet who, unlike Alisson, didn’t have the tools to keep him out.

Compared with one another, the two clips show the upgrade Liverpool now have at the goalkeeper position.

“Difference between a decent goalkeeper and an elite goalkeeper,” wrote Reddit user preperprep.

ajudge08 added: “That’s a night and day difference.”

Alisson’s save counted for nothing in the end as City managed to hold on for all three points.

But it served as a reminder of his talents, as well as the fact that Liverpool now have a goalkeeper who can help them win a Premier League title.

Alisson Becker
Roberto Firmino
Dejan Lovren
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Sergio Aguero
Simon Mignolet
Manchester City

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