Liverpool did it – they put an end to Pep Guardiola’s spectacular undefeated run.
With the more of Philippe Coutinho gone, Jurgen Klopp’s men looked as united as ever, putting in a brilliant performance to ensure a narrow 4-3 win over the Citizens.
We take a look at the talking points from the game.
Post-Courinho life looks good
Liverpool defeated City against the odds.
With City looking unstoppable prior to the game and with the Reds losing their star player to Barcelona, a good performance was key to Liverpool’s season and they send their message in the best way the can: playing energetic Liverpoolian football.
It was a positive performances that showed character and spirit, and perhaps a glint of title-challenging resources for the next season.
Sterling pays the price
The talented Manchester City forward was a victim of boos and tantrums from Anfield. It must have not been a pleasant experience for him.
The talented forward developed at the Anfield youth academy and earned his first-team place under manager Brendan Rodgers.
With his debut the forward in pressed and became a first team player as a teenager. His performances eventually drew the interest of a number of clubs among which Manchester City, but Liverpool were unwilling to cash on Raheem Sterling at that point.
His eventual departure was not well taken by the Anfield faithful. who will be glad they came out on top this time.
City look nearly invincible
Despite the loss, Guardiola’s players are in the form of their lives.
The Citizens did not lose a game prior to this fixture only to lose 4-3 to Liverpool. They show their level of quality and class as they mounted a late charge in the tie despite falling 4-1 to Mane inspired Liverpool.
The two goals from quality personnel’s in Bernardo Silva and Ikay Gundogan gave some glimpse of hope to City’s recovering in the game thus striking fear in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp over a possible equalizer in the tie.
However, this late surge was left a tad too late. Still, City did not go down easily despite trailing by three goals at some point, and this shows a serious intent and ability to challenge on all fronts this season.