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Turbo-charged Liverpool Dismantle City

Updated on January 17, 2016

By Robbie 87, Contributor for Soccerjury

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A turbo-charged Liverpool sensationally thrashed Manchester City 4-1 after a vibrant performance at the Etihad.

This impressive victory was the Reds biggest win against their rivals in twenty years .

Despite City having the bulk of the possession the Manchester club were unable to settle into their usual game-plan struggling against Jurgen Klopp's "full-throttle" brand of football. 

The Citizens conceded their first after a poor Joe Hart pass allowed Coutinho to run at the City defence and his pass was bundled into the goal by an unfortunate Eliaquim Mangala. 

Man City 0-1 Liverpool (Mangala '7 o.g.)

Mangala is unable to sort out his feet as he knocks the ball past a helpless Joe Hart (Youtube)

Liverpool's second was made in Brazil as Roberto Firmino picked out Coutinho who calmly slid the ball into the back of the net. 

Man City 0-2 Liverpool (Coutinho '23 o.g.)

Coutinho celebrates after he slides the ball past Joe Hart

And Coutinho then turned provider by assisting his compatriot for Liverpool's third goal with Firmino now scoring from close-range.

Liverpool fans were now in dreamland.

Man City 0-3 Liverpool (Firmino '32 o.g.)

Firmino sends Liverpool fans into dreamland with a third goal (Youtube)

But City found renewed hope after a Martin Skrtel error just before half-time allowed Sergio Aguero to dip a fine 20 yard strike into the bottom corner.

Man City 1-3 Liverpool (Aguero '44)

Aguero pulls a goal back for City late in the first-half (Youtube)

In the second-half there were clear-cut chances for both teams, but the game was finally put beyond doubt when Martin Skrtel made amends for his earlier mistake by lashing in a shot from the edge of the box with just ten minutes of the game left.

Man City 1-4 Liverpool (Skrtel '81)

Skrtel's joy after his thundered effort ripples the back of the net

This result will suprise many Premier League fans but Liverpool fully derserved their victory. The Reds were more hungry and imaginative, winning the the key battles across the pitch and nullifying the attacking threat of Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne.

Liverpool supporters will be delighted by the number of chances they created throughout the game, and by the performance of Roberto Firmino who arguably had his best game in a Liverpool shirt.

The Reds played with a swagger not seen since the days of Suarez and Gerrard, and this superb win has now set a benchmark for Klopp and his team to emulate during the remainder of the season.

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Kal Kilby

Great article and an impressive win by Liverpool.

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Mark Lawes

Despite being an Everton fan, Liverpool have found their swagger.

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