The England worldwide was penalised for a foul on Sadio Mane, with Roy Keane not holding again in his evaluation of his efficiency
The Reds have been awarded a spot-kick throughout the first half at Etihad Stadium when Walker collided with Sadio Mane and knocked the Senegal worldwide to the bottom.
Mohamed Salah transformed the penalty to place Liverpool in entrance for his ninth aim of the season in all competitions, although Metropolis would degree earlier than the break by way of Gabriel Jesus in what was his first begin because the opening day of the season.
Talking in his function as a pundit on Sky Sports, Keane didn’t maintain again in his evaluation of Walker’s defending throughout the half-time break.
When requested how Mane had received the penalty, the previous Manchester United captain mentioned: “As a result of he’s up towards an fool.
“Kyle Walker, folks inform me he’s taking part in properly however I don’t suppose so.
“I believe this man is 30 years of age, a world participant, he’s a automotive crash, he retains making a majority of these errors and rightly punished for it.”
Former Manchester Metropolis defender Micah Richards, who was working as a pundit alongside Keane, leapt to the defence of the England worldwide.
“He’s been in good kind,” mentioned Richards. “I believe Roy is taking it slightly bit overboard there, he’s been one in every of Metropolis’s greatest gamers.
“However he gambles there on Mane, he ought to have simply waited. He gambled that he was occurring the surface and earlier than you understand it, Mane was there and he took him down.”
Metropolis had an excellent likelihood to go in entrance towards the champions once they received a penalty shortly earlier than the break, with Joe Gomez penalised for handball as he tried to dam Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.
De Bruyne stepped as much as take the ensuing penalty however despatched the ball extensive of the put up.
It was the primary penalty to fully miss the goal within the Premier League since October 2018, when Riyad Mahrez despatched his spot-kick over the bar throughout a goalless conflict between Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool at Anfield.
The match would finish at 1-1, as Liverpool ended the day in third place whereas Metropolis are in eleventh.