Philippe Coutinho netted a 78th-minute winner after David Silva’s strike and a Glen Johnson own goal had cancelled out first-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel.
Here are all the post-match tweets from the triumphant Liverpool squad as the Reds moved seven points clear of City, although the Citizens have played two games less.
Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson (@glen_johnson) hails a big step in their bid to win the title: “What a result!!! Great game of football! Another huge step closer #LFC”
Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) believes the key to their success is team spirit: “Long 90 minutes today but we got through because of great team spirit and everyone’s support! #YNWA #4togo”
Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho3) praises the supporters: “Huge victory today !!! Love you fans #YNWA #Liverpool”
Reds winger Raheem Sterling (@sterling31) is thrilled with his man-of-the-match award: “Great team win glad to be on score sheet and be named man of the match #GODISGOOD Just want to say woow the atmosphere today from our supporters #priceless”
Match-winner Philipe Coutinho (@Phil_Coutinho) warns the Reds that there are four big battles to go: “Very happy with the victory, amazing atmosphere at Anfield today … 4 more big battles!!”
Finally, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) is already thinking about the Norwich trip: “Great game from all the Team!!!! We fought hard to get this great win. Now thinking about the next game!!!! YNWA”
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