According to Manchester City, their team bus was targeted on Sunday night as it was leaving Anfield.
Coins were thrown at Pep Guardiola from the home end as he argued over a goal that was disallowed after a number of heated exchanges between the two main contenders for the Premier League championship. While Guardiola cynically remarked that the fans shown less precision than when the City bus was attacked in 2018, Jurgen Klopp stated he had not seen any coins thrown.
The bus was attacked on its approach into the stadium for a Champions League quarterfinal after Merseyside Police announced the route it would take days in advance, and that incident has been largely blamed for the recent hostility between the teams.
At the conclusion of yet another day in which neither side could assert moral superiority, City’s bus was once more pelted as it traveled down Anfield Road, and an inspection later revealed a fracture in the windscreen.
On the field, a Mo Salah goal was enough to turn around Liverpool’s Premier League campaign after a sluggish start and hand City their first loss of the season in all competitions.
After watching a replay, referee Anthony Taylor ruled that there had been a foul in the build-up when Phil Foden thought he had given the Blues the lead in the second half.
City still leads Liverpool by eleven points and is four points behind table-toppers Arsenal. Sunday’s triumph at Leeds gave Mikel Arteta’s team its ninth win in their first ten games.