Daniel Storey for Football 365:
One league fixture always seems to create more excitement than most, as the style of both teams creates the perfect recipe for drama. Spectators and the television audience are expectant of wonderful entertainment to match the importance of the occasion, and are rarely disappointed. Matches between Liverpool and Manchester City are becoming the standard by which all other games should be judged.
Coutinho was Liverpool’s not-so-secret weapon and Allen was fantastic in the middle. Liverpool are looking even better than they did last year. If they keep this form up, they’ll be replacing United in fourth sooner rather than later.