Man City Hosts Liverpool in Vital Clash in Premier League Title Race

Striker Sergio Aguero is ecstatic after scoring City's opening goal against Liverpool in their Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday

Jurgen Klopp's side still sit at the top of the table but are now only four points clear of City, who will look to bridge that gap very soon.

Klopp's side headed into Thursday's clash at the Etihad safe in the knowledge that victory would put them 10 points ahead of City at the top of the league. The only way I ever dealt with losing was by getting back on the bus and thinking about what went wrong on the way home, and then starting again. Liverpool managed just seven total shots, and City managed to pull off the win it needed to get fully back into the title race.

'They have to keep up, but we also have to keep up.

It was a game that Guardiola said his side could not lose and the magnitude of the match was not lost on the players, with both teams playing at a frantic pace. We ran a lot and wanted to fight. It's now a little bit more interesting.

This is an impressive Liverpool team, make no mistake, and they are stronger in all departments than the team that went so close to winning the title under Brendan Rodgers in 2014.

So too was Liverpool in the second half, showing just why the Premier League era's perennial underachiever might yet win the English title for a 19th time.

"We need Sergio in this kind of game". Then we could have scored two, of course. "That's a pretty good one, we tried it in a 4-3-3, he can't play there yet as a half-space midfielder". It produced a thrilling encounter and Sane said the players could feel the tension with so much at stake. Why should we behave like somebody who won it all the time? It's not really cool, but it's one of the three results that could have happened and it's the one we didn't know, but we have to take it. It's something from within, it's desire, it's something you can't describe and today it was there and it made us a better team.

I am sure they will be fine - I would be more anxious about Liverpool if I thought that one defeat by a good side was going to affect them, because that would be a real problem.

Receiving Bernardo Silva's cross on his right foot, Aguero got away from Dejan Lovren and used his left boot to power the ball into the roof of the net.

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