Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Were Reds fortunate as VAR disallowed Ruben Dias effort for Manuel Akanji foul on Alisson Becker after the Brazilian dropped the ball?

Ruben Dias scores for Manchester City against Liverpool in November 2023, but the defender's effort is ruled out by VAR for a foul on goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
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Manchester City were denied a crucial second goal against Liverpool on Saturday by VAR after Ruben Dias' effort was ruled out for a foul by Manuel Akanji on Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Alisson was at fault as City took the lead in the first half as the Brazilian gave the ball away at the back and Erling Haaland scored his 50th Premier League goal.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.