Pep Guardiola’s side Manchester City put four past a visibly frustrated Alisson and condemned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to its worst defeat of this Premier League season.
The first twenty minutes saw Manchester City and Liverpool exchange possession regularly as both sides threatened to score on numerous occasions. Liverpool came close to scoring the opening goal when a Mohamed Salah shot hit the post and Sadio Mane was unable to make the most of the rebound.
At the other end, Joe Gomez fouled Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling in the box, Kevin De Bruyne dispatched the resulting penalty to give Manchester City the lead.
Raheem Sterling would go on to cause all sorts of problems in Liverpool’s half and latched on to a Phil Foden pass to double Manchester City’s lead. Kevin De Bruyne tormented Liverpool in the final third and played a brilliant pass to Phil Foden who made it 3-0 at the end of the first half.
Manchester City immediately put pressure on Liverpool at the start of the second half. Liverpool threatened on the counter and an excellent Jordan Henderson pass picked out Sadio Mane but the Liverpool forward inexplicably failed to make contact with the ball.
Sadio Mane thought he had won Liverpool a penalty after a slight contact was made by Kyle Walker in the penalty area but VAR overruled the referee’s decision. Manchester City hit back immediately and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned a powerful Raheem Sterling shot into his own goal.
The match counts for very little in the context of the Premier League with Manchester City consolidating the second place in the EPL table. Liverpool won the Premier League title last week but will now need to win all its remaining matches to surpass Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking 100-point tally with Manchester City.