Liverpool FC and goalscorer Mohamed Salah have received plenty of praise after a strong 1-0 home win against champions Manchester City.
However, British media criticized the aggressive atmosphere in the stadium during the Premier League's top game, which the Telegraph called the "Battle of Anfield". The German city professional Ilkay Gündogan expressed his disappointment at the defeat of his team.
"A sensational but stormy duel," wrote the "Mirror" after the game, which became particularly heated in the second half. "Chaos in the big game," summed up the "Daily Mail" and praised the "magic moment" from Mohamed Salah, who scored the winning goal in the 76th minute. "Animosity between Liverpool and Manchester City erupted again yesterday."
Liverpool FC had strongly condemned after the game that chants were heard in the away block alluding to the stadium disasters of Heysel and Hillsborough in the 1980s and that City fans had daubed stadium walls. City coach Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, complained that Liverpool fans had thrown coins at him. "Salah shocks City but game is overshadowed by coin tosses and vile chants," the Daily Express noted. Liverpool had already announced on Sunday evening that they would investigate the incidents closely.