Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City, January 2018
You could question why a City defeat has been picked in the top three but what a game it was. The previous fixture City won 5-0 and absolutely dominated but Liverpool bit back.
Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane were in imperious form that day, but a certain Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (remember him?) stole the show in one of his first games at Liverpool.
From what I can remember, teams were playing crossbar challenge as the woodwork seem to be the target practice, while Ederson made one of his rare mistakes that cost us dear.
It was equal going in 1-1 at the break, but Klopp’s men turned on the style and then proceeded to dominate early in the second half, scoring three quick goals without reply through their trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, the one from the Ederson kick.
Bernardo Silva allowed City to go for it in the final ten minutes, with Ilkay Gundogan’s goal coming a little too late for an enthralling comeback.
Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City, October 2021
This had everything for me: Milner getting away with ‘murder’, Bernardo Silva supergluing the ball to his feet then running rings and Salah’s wonder goal.
For me, it was the emergence of Phil Foden, the youngster was class and his goal showed the doubters that he is not good enough just to sit on City’s bench, but a dominator of the league.
From the line in his eyebrows to the ball at his feet, Foden shone in the giant forms of Salah, van Dijk and Milner who is likely to be still on a regular course of paracetamols from the headache given by the youngster.
Kevin de Bruyne deflected goal was well deserved and we should have had more, should Mr Tierney had the balls to show his yellow card more often for cynical fouls.
Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City, February 2021
A game not fitting to be held behind closed doors.
The game when City took a decisive hold on the Premier League title race as they thrashed Liverpool – helped by Phil Foden again announcing a season earlier and a nightmare display from ‘Brazil’s number one’ Alisson.
Goals from Sterling, Foden and Gundogan showed how good City has been in the last five years showing hunger to win back the title lost in the previous season.
We can all hope for a repeat of this result at 18:00 and City fans can walk out of Anfield knowing that their City is the greatest team to grace the Premier League in these last five years.