Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola react

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp face off

City won 2-1 so the debate was over sooner than it began, the gap is now just four points and absolutely anything can happen between now and the middle of May, title race definitely still on. We have to fight a lot, but this gives us a lot of confidence.

"But it's because they felt completely under football pressure - "the next player is coming, I don't have time".

The Portugal global claimed an assist and ran 13.7kilometres - the most of any Premier League player this season - in a man-of-the-match effort as City closed within four points of the summit.

It was truly an unlucky game for the Merseysiders, as they were on the goal line multiple times and were rejected by a couple very lucky John Stones deflections.

City also had fortune on their side in a pulsating contest, particularly before the break. I'm just happy it didn't go over the line!

Dejan Lovren set the tone with a heavy challenge on Aguero early on and Vincent Kompany was perhaps lucky to stay on the pitch after a risky first-half lunge on Mohamed Salah.

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"It's still in Liverpool's hands, but our performance was beyond anything else I've ever witnessed", City captain Vincent Kompany said. Klopp added. "If he hits Mo more he is out for the season".

Having just appealed in vain for a penalty after being barged over by Virgil van Dijk, Aguero kept his composure and exacted his revenge seconds later with his 250th career league goal.

City's recent run of three defeats in five games had raised questions over whether the champions had the durability to sustain a title challenge with a Liverpool side who have had an air of invincibility about them.

The 20-year-old's long-range pass found Andy Robertson, whose cross was finished by Firmino.

Showing sublime control with his first touch, Aguero smashed a superb shot past Alisson Becker into the roof of the net from the tightest of angles.

Defeat would have left Pep Guardiola's men 10 points adrift of Klopp's side, and the Reds would surely have fancied their chances of emerging victorious had Kompany been dismissed in the first period. 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.

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