Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produced his best performance in the Reds shirt, while Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all on target as Liverpool beat Manchester City 4-3 in the Premier League
Liverpool left Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League record in tatters with a thrilling 4-3 win over the leaders.
Anfield has long provoked a sense of dread for City, who last won at the Merseyside ground in May 2003, and they collapsed under an unsustainable weight of individual errors as Liverpool ran amok after half-time.
Leroy Sane thrashed a shot beyond Loris Karius at the near post to draw City level five minutes before half-time.
Jurgen Klopp’s choice of goalkeeper might have come in for greater scrutiny had the three attacking stars Coutinho left behind not sparkled at the other end.
Roberto Firmino’s 10th Premier League goal of the season arrived courtesy of a deft finish in the 59th minute.
Senegalese top man, Sadio Mane added Liverpool’s third 126 seconds later after, having found time to hit the post in between.
City were a mess as Mohamed Salah completed a dizzying spell of three goals in nine minutes.
However, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan set up a grandstand finish.
With the win, Liverpool deservedly inflicted a first defeat upon Pep Guardiola’s side in 23 top-flight games this season.