Manchester City handed Liverpool a third successive home league defeat with a 4-1 win at Anfield.
It was a day when Ilkay Gündogan could recover from a first-half penalty miss to score twice, Raheem Sterling found the net at Anfield for the first time since swapping Liverpool for City in 2015 and Phil Foden confirmed his team’s supremacy with a late thunderbolt.
One thing did feel certain as City enjoyed only their second league win here in 30 visits – Liverpool’s grip on the title that they won so impressively last season is over. They were left lagging 10 points behind City, having played a game more, and this was an occasion when a backline that has been subjected to so much adversity this season fell apart.
2021: Ilkay Gundogan
2020: Kevin De Bruyne
2018: Riyad Mahrez
Manchester City missing big penalties vs. Liverpool ❌ pic.twitter.com/KrfpNpHoBw
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This weekend: Liverpool vs. Manchester City 🍿 pic.twitter.com/t6CP8mb1yW
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