Fans fume at Foden as Silva is robbed of ‘assist of the season’ vs Liverpool

Phil Foden missed a glorious chance to open the scoring for Manchester City away at Liverpool – which fans believe robbed Bernardo Silva of "assist of the season".

City are taking on their Premier League rivals at Anfield, with both teams looking to claim three points and leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the table.

It was Pep Guardiola's side who came closest to breaking the deadlock in a dominant first half, squandering a number of wonderful opportunities.

Foden fluffed the best of the lot, failing to convert past Alisson after being teed up in the box by the brilliant Silva.

The latter produced a sensational mazy run beforehand; first spinning 360 degrees with the ball to beat Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson on the halfway line, before cutting inside past Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho and picking out Foden with an inch-perfect pass.

However, it did not result in an opener on Merseyside, as Alisson closed down the England star and saved his attempt.

Do you think Bernardo Silva's assist would have been one of the best of all time? Let us know in the comments section below.

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And fans were left fuming with Foden on social media, spitting feathers about Silva being denied what would have been a terrific assist.

One wrote: "Bernardo Silva robbed of one of the all time great assists".

Another put: "bernardo silva robbed of a goat assist by foden".

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A third commented: "I can't believe Foden robbed Bernardo Silva the best assist in the premier league".

While one fan went one step further by making this incredible claim: "If Foden scored from that Bernardo Silva run it would genuinely be in the conversation for best assist in Premier League history."

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Guardiola will be hoping for more of the same from his side when they emerge for the second half at Anfield.

If they beat Liverpool by more than one goal, City will leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.

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