Video: Ilkay Gundogan bails out Liverpool with sky high penalty miss for Man City launched into the empty Anfield stands

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In the 35th minute of today’s marquee Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Manchester City, referee Michail Oliver awarded the Citizens a penalty.

Former Reds star Raheem Sterling skipped past Trent Alexander-Arnold before leaving Fabinho dazzled enough with some stepovers that he was hacked down by the Brazilian.

In-form midfielder Ilkay Gundogan stepped up to the spot but shockingly sent the ball well over the bar and into the empty Anfield stands.

This marks the second spot-kick miss for the Citizens against Liverpool this season, as Kevin de Bruyne went wide in the side’s first meeting, whilst this is another high-profile miss at Anfield – following Riyad Mahrez a coupe of years ago.

It turns out that Jurgen Klopp has his trusted midfield anchor from his Dortmund days to thank for the out-of-form Reds not being behind right now.

Pictures from Sky Sports and RMC Sport.

Liverpool are incredibly luck that Manchester City’s stars just can’t hack spot-kick at Anfield, they’ve been bailed out massively.

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