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Liverpool player left surprised by Jurgen Klopp decision in thrilling draw vs Man City

Liverpool player left surprised by Jurgen Klopp decision in thrilling draw vs Man City

The Liverpool star was surprised to be taken off during the pulsating Premier League draw at Anfield

Liverpool and Manchester City shared the spoils in an absorbing clash at Anfield in the Premier League title race.

Jurgen Klopp's final Premier League game against Pep Guardiola's City ended in a 1-1 draw.

John Stones put City ahead in the first half after finishing off Kevin De Bruyne's corner, but the hosts got back on level terms when Darwin Nunez won a penalty after the break after Ederson brought him down as the goalkeeper aimed to clear a poor back pass from Nathan Ake.

Alexis Mac Allister equalised from the spot and in an absorbing second half, both sides had chances to win it.

Luis Diaz missed a couple of great chances for Klopp's men, while substitute Jeremy Doku hit the post at the other end for City.

The draw means it is in fact Arsenal that top the Premier League table now, following their 2-1 victory over Brentford at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are level on points with Liverpool but are ahead thanks to their superior goal difference, with Guardiola's side in third but just a point behind the other two teams in three-way battle for this season's Premier League title with 10 games to go.

It will prove to be an intriguing closing stages of the season, and Arsenal play City at the end of March.

Darwin Nunez won a penalty for Liverpool in the draw against Man City. (

Both managers made changes during the game and Guardiola's decision to remove De Bruyne from the fray drew an animated reaction from the playmaker as he walked off the pitch, and it continued when the Belgian international was sat on the bench.

But De Bruyne was not the only player whose decision from their manager to take them off provoked a reaction, as Nunez displayed one too when he came off for Cody Gakpo.

This was indeed picked up on by Pat Nevin, who was commentating on the game for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Nevin said: "Nunez went ‘What me, you are taking me off?’ just now.

"He desperately wanted to stay on but what player wouldn’t want to stay on in a game like this? It has been so fascinating to watch."

It was an absorbing and full-throttle encounter which has set up a finely poised run-in for the Premier League title between three outstanding sides.

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Darwin Nunez, Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola