Jurgen Klopp reacts to Manchester City defeat

Manchester City ends Liverpool's unbeaten run to throw EPL title race wide open

Manchester City vs Liverpool: Pep Guardiola's side find their big-game bottle to fizz title race back into life

The Belgian defender threw himself into a tackle on Salah to stop the Egyptian charging through on goal, with Kompany leaving the ground and never appearing to be in complete control.

As it was, Leroy Sane's 72nd-minute victor blew the title race open once again, as the German clinched victory after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero's emphatic opener.

"It's still in Liverpool's hands, but our performance was beyond anything else I've ever witnessed", City captain Vincent Kompany said.

Even before last night, you look at Liverpool and their recent history suggests they can't hold on when they are in the lead, like under Brendan Rogers a few years back when they had an opportunity to go on and win it and of course that didn't work out. Klopp added. "If he hits Mo more he is out for the season".

"Hendo [Jordan Henderson] was really impressive, and offensively I think we already had more moments [than City] in the game [before Fabinho came on], that's what we showed the boys at half-time". I didn't try to injure him, that's for sure.

"It was that or let him go through on goal and the decision was made very quickly in my head".

With the table-topping Reds hoping to win the English title for the first time since 1990, letting second-placed City move back within four points of them was a significant blow.

"We are a better team when we play with emotions".

"It was a big pressure. All season we have taken it game by game and we will do that again", he said.

Liverpool would lay siege to the City goal late on, with Pep Guardiola takling out his frustrations on his scarf after a couple of possible fouls were ignored by the officials.

The Reds could have been in front early on, but Sadio Mane's shot rebounded from the post in the first half.

Liverpool came back strongly after the half-time break and equalized the scoring through Roberto Firmino in the 64th minute of the game but Leroy Sane got clear of the Reds' defence just eight minutes after the Reds' to slot the ball past Alisson to restore his team's advantage.

'You need the confidence to play like this. "You can't always dominate it".

"I would have paid money for it you can not believe", Klopp said.

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