Roberto Firmino returned to goal-scoring form at the perfect moment for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, hitting the net twice in a 4-2 victory over Burnley that hauled the Reds back to within a point of Premier League leader Manchester City.
There are times when people get carried away with the emotion of a European night at Anfield. The noise, the color, the fear that makes world-class opposition players freeze in their tracks; all those elements helped drive Liverpool to the Champions League final last season, but Bayern Munich debunked some myths as it secured a 0-0 round-of-16 first-leg draw on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City is back to its best after Sergio Agüero’s hat-trick secured a 3-1 win against Arsenal, with the manager admitting they did not “recognize” themselves after the defeat at Newcastle United last week.
Former Liverpool captains Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher believe the Merseyside club still has an advantage in the Premier League title race despite its first defeat of the campaign at Manchester City.
Former Manchester United captains Gary Neville and Roy Keane turned their fire on their old club after Jose Mourinho’s side fell to a dispiriting 3-1 defeat to old rival Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.