Well, then. That was about as good as it gets.
Liverpool did it again at Anfield against Man City. The side created structured chaos. In moments of transition, Liverpool were able to cut through Guardiola’s side. There were moments that were less than perfect, but they delivered when it matters. Jürgen Klopp couldn’t be happier.
”They were good”, the Liverpool manager told BBC Sport. “Oh they were good and we had to defend with all we had but we scored incredible goals.
“It was so tough to play, the intensity of the game was so clear. It was all worth it, really great. They pass the ball from outside, Sterling. How good did we defend him until then? Because you saw what happens when we don’t defend him anymore.
“The boys were completely focused and concentrated. It was so good. It is the only way we can beat City, maybe other teams can do it a different way but this is the only way we can beat them.”
As for the controversial first goal, Klopp explained that “the problem was the VAR. I saw the discussions before the first goal and I was just waiting. It is not the same anymore but it is no problem. I can celebrate tonight.
”All the games against City were pretty much like this apart from last season’s home game. That was more controlled. This was not the most beautiful and most controlled but it was very lively, I like that.”
These are the kind of moments we’ll remember at the end of the season if, and how how we hope, Liverpool can win the Premier League title. This is a pivotal result in the title race. It’s the kind of game you remember for years to come. There’s a long, long way to go yet. But my god have Liverpool put themselves in a good position.