Riyad Mahrez Breaks Premier League Record In Outstanding Victory Against Liverpool
Manchester City dismantled Liverpool 4-1 in their Saturday lunchtime encounter and Riyad Mahrez broke a Premier League record in the win.
A convincing comeback from Pep Guardiola‘s side saw Manchester City beat Liverpool very comfortably by four goals to one as they looked to continue mounting pressure on their title rivals Arsenal.
The goals came from Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish after Mo Salah had initially opened the scoring for Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola started with a front three of Grealish, Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez due to the fact that Phil Foden and Erling Haaland were both ruled out of the game.
The front three tore Liverpool to shreds and even though Mahrez did not get on the scoresheet he played magnificently well breaking a Premier League record in the process.
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Mahrez, who has been at the club since 2018 when he joined from Leicester City, got the assist for De Bruyne’s goal at the start of the second half to put City in front for the first time during the contest.
It was the 32-year-olds 56th assist in the Premier League which means that he overtook Chelsea legend Didier Drogba for the African player with the most assists in the divisions history.
The Algerian international has been having a fine season and has become a very important player as City look to win the treble.
So far this season in all competitions Mahrez has played 35 games scoring 12 goals whilst also getting eight assists.
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