Liverpool - Premier League - 4 January 2019

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''Don't Deserve To Wear The Shirt!'' Liverpool Fans Pick On Scapegoat As Manchester City Ignite Title Race

Jurgen Klopp said he would have "paid a lot of money" to be where Liverpool are now - four points clear with 17 games left.

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

Speaking on Sky Sports after last night's thrilling clash with Liverpool, Souness hailed Fernandinho as the "overlooked" star in the Man City squad.

"Kompany isn't that sort of player, though, and the referee will know that". "I am pretty sure of that". "I don't blame anyone but in a situation like that make a decision".

"If Mo is on his feet - not in the moment when he jumps over him - we talk differently (about the outcome)".

But Liverpool FC found themselves behind again in the 72nd minute thanks to Leroy Sane's fine finish as the Citizens claimed the three points.

The win took them to within four points of the Reds on a crucial evening in the Premier League title race.

Klopp insisted Liverpool would bounce back from their first setback of what has been a dream season so far.

"I have so much faith in my players, you can't imagine", he explained.

Having taken a first-half lead through Sergio Aguero's stunning 41st-minute thunderbolt, City were pegged back on 64 minutes when Roberto Firmino headed in from close range after being teed up by Andy Robertson.

"Losing (title) was nearly done, 10 points with the goal difference is like 11 points and hard to turn this around". Why should we behave like somebody who won it all the time? Overall we must keep our heads high. Not in the moment, it feels really bad, but it's only the moment.

"It doesn't change anything, it's just the same [as] if we had won", the left-back stated.

Liverpool were 12mm away from taking the lead from a defensive mix-up between John Stones and Ederson after Sadio Mane had hit the post.

Literally millimeters. The whole ball has to cross the line to be considered a goal. "I spotted the opportunity and I heard it was tight".

"Of course, it will be a challenge but this is what we want".

"You wanted to tell us "if this happens", "if that happens", and Pep said something similar "the season is over if we lose tonight".

"In the end, we lost it and we take that - it is not the first game we lost in our lives".

"The pressure was a little bit more on us".

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