Jurgen Klopp‘s men faced their biggest game of the season at Anfield, as City arrived looking to narrow the gap to just three points.
The Reds were in dreamland when Sadio Mane scored a third in front of the Kop, but Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back late on.
This was a monumental effort from Klopp’s men and a massive win in the title race.
Fabinho (8.7) earned numerous Man of the Match awards and he was deservedly top of the pile in the average ratings.
The Brazilian was faultless in everything he did, also playing a starring role in the final third, firing home the opener from distance.
This is Anfield’s Henry Jackson described Fabinho as a “monster in the middle of the park,” as he again showed why many regard him as the world’s best holding midfielder.
Ian Doyle of the Echo hailed the 26-year-old for “plugging the gaps,” as City threatened to produce a late fightback.
Salah (8.1) was next up, as Liverpool’s No. 11 found his best form after a slight dip in recent weeks.
Andy Dunn of the Mirror thought the Egyptian “revelled in some unusual freedom,” causing left-back Angelino all sorts of problems.
Squawka’s Mohamed Moallim lauded him for being “back to his ruthless best,” making it nine goals for the season with a lovely header.
Jackson felt the 25-year-old “showcased why he may be the best left-back around,” while Doyle praised him for “causing problems” throughout.
On a day when every Liverpool player impressed, it was Roberto Firmino (7.0) who took home a rare wooden spoon.
Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Crystal Palace on November 23, following the year’s final international break.