In anticipation of this Saturday’s colossal clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, here is a list of the top 5 matches between the Reds and the Citizens since 2018.
#5 – 4 April 2018, Liverpool v Manchester City (3-0), Champions League Quarter Final
The Reds hosted a Manchester City team in top-form, but Jurgen Klopp’s squad scored 3 goals in the first 31 minutes and never looked back. Mo Salah opened the scoring with a finish into the lower-left corner of the net. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the Reds’ second goal with a rocket into the top-left corner, and Sadio Mane sealed the Reds’ victory with a header off a cross from Salah.
#4 – 3 January 2019, Manchester City v Liverpool (2-1), Premier League
This back-and-forth battle between two clubs in the thick of a thrilling title race saw the Reds robbed of an opening goal by millimeters, a Sergio Aguero stunner from a ridiculous angle, and a beautiful team goal from Liverpool, which featured an arcing cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold, a clinical one-touch pass from Andy Robertson, and a no-doubt header from Roberto Firmino. Leroy Sane’s incredible finish from the left side of the 18-yard box ricocheted into the net off the far-post and decided the match in City’s favor.
#3 – 10 November 2019, Liverpool v Manchester City (3-1), Premier League
The Reds’ march to become Premier League Champions featured an early test against City with title implications already on the line. Fabinho opened up the scoring with an absolute screamer from well outside the 18-yard box. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane each added a goal, and the Reds earned a crucial victory on their way to a Premier League Title.
#2 – 16 October 2022, Liverpool v Manchester City (1-0), Premier League
This physical match saw Jurgen Klopp sent off with a red-card and featured a barrage of attacks repelled by both sides’ fierce tactical defenses. The match-deciding moment came in the 76th minute when Alison caught a City free kick and quickly delivered a stunning punt that allowed Mo Salah to get behind the unassuming defenders and score the game winner.
#1 – 14 January 2018, Liverpool v Manchester City (4-3), Premier League
This seven-goal thriller saw Liverpool take an early lead when Oxlade-Chamberlain buzzed the ball just above the ground past a diving Ederson. Sane equalized just before half-time, but Liverpool responded early in the second half with goals from Firmino, Mane, and Salah. City added two goals deep into the second half and stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Reds’ lead.
With these thrilling matches in their recent history, expect an electric atmosphere as Jurgen Klopp leads the Reds into the Etihad on Saturday.