With the sport tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes, the Premier League curtain raiser was determined by spot kicks and Claudio Bravo as soon as once more made himself the hero.
The Chilean has earned a popularity as a specialist penalty stopper and guessed proper to save lots of Georginio Wijnaldum’s decisive effort.
It continues Metropolis’s unimaginable run of whole home dominance, having received the final 5 trophies on provide in England — two Group Shields, a League Cup and the FA Cup.
Pep Guardiola’s facet was superior within the first half and opened the scoring after 11 minutes because of Raheem Sterling’s scrappy aim.
Nevertheless, an entire turnaround in fortunes within the second interval noticed Liverpool dominate the rest of the match — although in reality it was fortunate to nonetheless be within the sport after Sterling squandered a superb likelihood early on.
With simply over 10 minutes remaining, Virgil van Dijk lofted a cross in the direction of the far put up the place substitute Joel Matip was left unmarked to move dwelling the equalizer.
English followers are divided as to how necessary the Group Protect is, with some deriding those that rejoice what they understand to be a pre-season pleasant an excessive amount of.
Nevertheless, a profitable mentality and that profitable feeling instilled in a squad earlier than the season has even began can solely be a optimistic.
Liverpool will get the Premier League season underneath method when it welcomes Norwich to Anfield on Friday and Metropolis begins its try at a 3rd straight title away to West Ham on Saturday.