Arsenal’s championship opponents took advantage of the Reds, even though they had an early lead thanks to Mohamed Salah. For a brief period, the gap was only five points, but the Gunners restored their eight-point cushion with a matchday triumph over Leeds.
City’s equaliser came from Julian Alvarez, and Liverpool’s worst league defeat of the year came via goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Jack Grealish in the second half. The talk of the town was City midfielder Rodri, despite the fact that five goals were scored, as he just avoided receiving a second yellow card for blocking a counterattack by Liverpool.
The Spaniard had only been booked a few minutes before to that foul, so the Liverpool players pleaded with referee Simon Hooper to dismiss him. However, he only gave the visitors a warning since the FA believed their protests were excessively loud, and as a result, they were fined for interrupting a match official.
Liverpool FC has been charged for the conduct of its players in the 34th minute of their Premier League match against Manchester City on Saturday, April 1, according to the official statement.
“Liverpool FC has until Wednesday, April 12, to respond to allegations that it neglected to ensure that its players behaved in an orderly and/or do not behave in an improper manner.”
Sunday’s meeting between the Gunners and Liverpool at Anfield will mark their third FA charge of the season for interference with a match official. Events including games against Oxford, Manchester City, Newcastle, and Leeds have resulted in fines for the club.
In addition, there was chaos during the second leg against Liverpool following a fight between Jordan Henderson and Gabriel Magalhaes. The FA reiterated that there will be no disciplinary punishment the week after the argument.
Mikel Arteta takes his team to Merseyside on Sunday afternoon in an effort to end a run of defeats to Liverpool. The Gunners haven’t beaten Liverpool in the league at Anfield since 2012, but this year is ideal to break that record.