Bernardo Silva : The Blues warrior
Bernardo Silva was integral in midfield for City. He completed 83.3 per cent of his passes and – more importantly – made 10 recoveries of the ball, playing an integral defensive role. He also completed two-thirds of his tackles. Going forward, he provided the assist for Aguero too.
The 24-year-old was outstanding with and without the ball as City cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to four points and .He covered 13.7km, which is more than any other player has managed in the Premier League this season, Bernardo ran the most distance against Liverpool of any player in the Premier League this season, clocking 13.7km, breaking his own record of 13.65km against Tottenham back in October.
Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva following his side’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool, claiming the diminutive midfielder “did everything” in the win. And With the reigning Premier League champions trailing Liverpool by seven points coming into the match at the Etihad Stadium, a victory seemed all but required to keep the Reds from running away with the title and .A goal from Sergio Aguero opened the scoring late in the first half, while Leroy Sane struck the winner in the second half after a Roberto Firmino goal had pulled Liverpool level.
The victory shrinks Liverpool’s lead at the top down to four points after 21 games, with Man City also moving back into second place ahead of Tottenham.