Live Updates
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thumps Liverpool ahead in the ninth minute.
  • Leroy Sane equalises with powerful shot which goes through Loris Karius.
  • Roberto Firmino puts the Reds back in-front.
  • Sadio Mane lashes home the third.
  • Mohamed Salah strokes into an empty net after Ederson mistake.
  • Substitute Bernardo Silva pulls one back seven minutes from time.
  • Ilkay Gundogan pokes home City's third.
  • Liverpool go third in the Premier League, level on points with second place Manchester United.
  • Manchester City stay 15 points clear but could see lead cut when United host Stoke on Monday [15 January].

And breathe.

That brings an end to our Premier League coverage for another weekend. We're back tomorrow for Manchester United vs Stoke City, but until next time it's goodbye.

A genuine Premier League classic as Manchester City lose their unbeaten Premier League record, as Liverpool win a seven-goal thriller.

The hosts stormed into a 4-1 lead thanks to Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah's goals, but City came back and Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan struck late on.

But Liverpool held on and they go third in the Premier League. City could see their lead cut tomorrow when Manchester United host Stoke City, but they remain 15 points ahead.

Full time: Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City


SIDE-NETTING! De Bruyne's free-kick finds Aguero but he finds the wrong side of the net. Goodness me.

This is the game right here.

Ragnar Klavan comes on to run down more time.

Free kick for City with a minute to go.

GOAL! Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City (Ilkay Gundogan)

Ridiculous game. City get another as Gundogan brings down a cross and pokes into the net. City have two minutes to get the leveller.

Four added minutes at Anfield. City's unbeaten run coming to an end here. Unless.....

But it comes to nothing as De Bruyne is caught offside as the ball is played back to him. Mo Salah replaced by Adam Lallana with two-and-a-half minutes remaining.

Another City corner with four minutes left....

GOAL! Liverpool 4-2 Manchester City (Bernardo Silva)

Some neat interplay in the Liverpool box sees the ball finally run to substitute Silva, who strokes into the corner. Hope for City? Jurgen Klopp certainly looks concerned.

Mohamed Salah celebrates sweeping Liverpool further ahead.

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Emre Can off and James Milner - a former City player - on for the final 12 minutes.

Chance for City as De Bruyne's cross catches out Karius and Otemandi steals in round the back but can't make contact at the far post.

Liverpool are riding on the wave of noise at Anfield at the moment. Their high press is hassling and harrying Man City into continuous errors and they almost grab a fifth until the referee signals a foul on Danilo.

Bernardo Silva on for Raheem Sterling, who had become in one or two handbags in the last few minutes. Coming off for his own protection you fancy, at great delight for the Liverpool faithful.

GOAL! Liverpool 4-1 Manchester City (Mohamed Salah)

Goodness me. City's unbeaten record is disappearing here. Ederson comes out to clear a through ball but it falls straight to Salah who from 40 yards steers the ball into the empty net. Surely that is game over now.

Roberto Firmino flicks Liverpool ahead again.

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Pep Guardiola was seen clapping ferociously after that third Liverpool goal. His City side look like they're going to lose their unbeaten record unless he can rouse them for the final quarter of this game. Still plenty of time to go mind.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City (Sadio Mane)

Two goals in as many minutes as Liverpool are on the brink of beating the unbeaten Premier League leaders. Mane had earlier hit the post but he gets the chance to make amends as the Reds win the ball high up the field, an the Senegal forward lashes the ball into the roof of the net. Stunning goal.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City (Roberto Firmino)

Stunning finish from Roberto Firmino. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's pass through looks under-hit but Firmino leavers John Stones off the ball and clips the ball over the onrushing Ederson.

Ederson with a fine double save to keep Liverpool from re-taking the lead. He flaps at a left-wing corner and the ball falls to Salah, but the City stopper makes a fine save.

City can't clear their lines and Oxlade-Chamberlain cuts inside and Ederson gets down well to keep out the England man at the near post. Take note, Loris Karius.

OFF THE BAR! City inches from taking the lead as Nicolas Otamendi leaps highest to meet a corner, beats Karius but is denied by the frame of the goal. So close.

Leroy Sane beats Loris Karius to draw City level.

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Players out and we're back under way at Anfield. Potentially great second half ahead.

Half time: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

Fine half of Premier League football.

Liverpool drew first blood when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thundered in from range.

But City have reacted well and Leroy Sane took advantage of Loris Karius' error to level.

Good luck predicting the full-time score in this one; both sides look capable of goals whenever they go forward.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City (Leroy Sane)

The Liverpool goalkeeper conundrum gets even more complicated as Loris Karius commits a clanger to allow Man City back into the game. Sane collects a cross-field pass from Gundogan, skips past Gomez and once he settles himself he beats Karius with a near-post effort which the German should do a whole lot better with. Really poor.

Pep Guardiola all smiles but his Man City side are on course to lose their unbeaten league record.

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De Bruyne shoots low and Karius makes a good low save. Really decent game this, as many suspected it would be.

Danilo on for Fabian Delph, who can't continue.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is everywhere in this opening half an hour and just overhits a cross intended for Firmino.

Fabian Delph falls awkwardly and looks set to come off here as he undergoes treatment on what looks like an ankle problem. Danilo being prepped by Delph will play on for now.

Good analysis of Ederson's positioning for the goal. Not sure there was much he could do.

Leroy Sane's shot deflects agonisingly off Lovren and wide. City turning the screw here in search of this equaliser.

Kevin de Bruyne almost puts the ball on a plate for Aguero with a fine cross but the Argentine can't get a toe on the ball. He was offside so whether it would have stood had he converted we'll never know. City improving though.

Ederson dives despairingly as Liverpool take an early lead.

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City are sixes and sevens at the back. Salah gets Otamendi one-on-one and in the end the Argentine gets the better of him as the Egyptian pokes wide.

Not a good omen for Man City.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain)

What a start. Oxlade-Chamberlain drives past Fernandinho and smashes across Ederson and into the far corner. A bolt from the blue and City are behind, with their unbeaten record in jeopardy.

A few more boos in Sterling's direction as he goes to ground after an Emre Can challenge. Replays show there was contact, but such was the brief-nature of it it couldn't be a penalty. Bit of a dive in all honesty.

Raheem Sterling getting booed at every opportunity by the Anfield faithful. Perhaps his agent should be the one who gets a slice of that abuse, having first turned the head of the England winger.

Sadio Mane tries to make amends for that red card in the reverse fixture earlier this season, but he can't reign in Firmino's flick over the top. Salah's follow-up shot is blocked.

Liverpool kicking towards the Kop in the first half, after being turned around by Man City. The phycological warfare begins.

Under way at Anfield.

Teams out at Anfield and we're already for kick-off. This should be a cracker.

So we're just minutes away from kick-off at Anfield. Prediction time looms.

Now I called Bournemouth vs Arsenal spot on, so in the interests of trying to keep up my 100% record this Sunday.....

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City

Can Sergio Aguero get his first goal at Anfield this afternoon?

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Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk has a minor injury which doesn't sound like it will keep him out for long. Good news for Liverpool.

One of the areas Jurgen Klopp surely has to address either in January or in the summer is in goal, with the German again rotating in that position.

Loris Karius comes in today as Simon Mignolet drops to the bench. Klopp clearly is not fully confident in either goalkeeper to be his number one. Now they have the money, they have to reinforce that position surely.

Man City put their unbeaten record in the Premier League on the line here this afternoon and of all the obstacles standing between and going the whole season without losing perhaps this afternoon represents the most daunting. Liverpool havg scored 50 goals this season and though they begin top flight life without Philippe Coutinho today they do have Mohamed Salah in attack, with the Egyptian having scored 17 times in the league already this season.

Man City's players have arrived at the Etihad.

That's full time at the Vitality Stadium and it has finished Bournemouth 2 Arsenal 1. Go here to catch up with all the events of what was an thrilling second half on the south coast.

Entering the closing stages of the game at the Vitality where there has been some late drama. Head to our live blog to follow the closing developments.

City make six changes from the win over Bristol City. In come Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Fabian Delph, Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker and Ederson. Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Eliaquim Mangala, Yaya Toure, Aleksandar Zinchenko and Bernardo Silva miss out.

Three changes for Liverpool from the win over Everton. Virgil van Dijk, James Milner and Adam Lallana are replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum, Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah.

And now the Manchester City side.

The Liverpool team has dropped.

More breaking team news from Anfield: Loris Karius replaces Simon Mignolet in goal.

City might be unbeaten in the Premier League this season, but Liverpool have now gone 17 without defeat. They did lose 5-0 to the league leaders earlier in the campaign but given they are free-scoring themselves, there is no reason why they can't run Pep Guardiola's men close today.

Atmosphere building ahead of kick-off on Merseyside.

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Some breaking team news from Anfield is that Virgil van Dijk will miss the chance to make his home league debut for Liverpool, as he is ruled out through injury. Full team news to come.

Liverpool arrive at Anfield ahead of kick-off.

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Team news on the way from Anfield, but how should both sides line up?

Liverpool have Mohamed Salah back but Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge are all missing through injury.

Gabriel Jesus, Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy are all out for Man City. Kevin de Bruyne should be recalled after being named on the bench against Bristol City.

Our Premier League coverage on this Sunday afternoon has already sprung into life, with Bournemouth hosting Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium. The second half has just got under way on the south coast if you wish to follow the remaining 45 minutes of that one. Our live blog can be found here.

Our second game in the Premier League is a genuine crackjack of the contest. Liverpool and Manchester City and the two highest scoring sides in the Premier League and both arrive in fine form.

The Reds are of course reeling from the sale of Philppe Coutinho to Barcelona and play in the top flight for the first time since his departure to the Nou Camp.

City were pushed all the way in mid-week by Bristol City so could come into this game slightly fatigued in what is to date the greatest examination of their unbeaten Premier League record.

All the build-up ahead of the 4pm kick-off on the way.