Ruthless Liverpool overcome Manchester City at Anfield

Ruthless Liverpool overcome Manchester City at Anfield

Liverpool have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-1 win over Manchester City in Sunday afternoon’s clash at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have now won 11 and drawn one of their 12 league matches this season, leaving them eight clear of second-placed Leicester City and third-placed Chelsea, and nine points clear of the reigning champions City, who stay down in fourth after suffering their third defeat of the campaign.

Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane proved enough for the home side to triumph despite City pulling one back late on through Bernardo Silva.

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Crystal Palace on November 23, while City will attempt to return to winning ways when they host Chelsea on the same afternoon.

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson (Milner 61′); Salah (Gomez 87′), Firmino (Oxlade-Chamberlain 79′), Mane

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Bravo; Walker, Fernandinho, Stones, Angelino; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Aguero (Gabriel Jesus 71′), Sterling