17:30: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Manchester City vs Liverpool
The Etihad Stadium hosts one of the Premier League games of the season. Getty Images

Full time: Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool

As good an away performance as you will see in the Premier League this season. Liverpool sweep aside the Premier League title favourites as Jurgen Klopp's side return to winning ways. Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho were influential with a goal apiece during a first half blitz, before after Sergio Aguero put City back in it, Martin Skrtel fired home a pivotal fourth. The result means Leicester City will finish the weekend at the summit of the Premier League table. Who'd have thought it?

Well that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. We are back tomorrow with West Ham vs Tottenham but until then, goodbye.


Unsure how Raheem Sterling didn't score there from three yards out with the goal unguarded but he fails to make contact with the cross. City pushing for another consolation goal.


Goal: Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool (Martin Skrtel)

The points look safe for Liverpool as after Benteke's effort is turned behind by Joe Hart, the Belgium striker causes more problems from the subsequent corner and Skrtel lashes the loose ball past a despairing City goalkeeper.


Christian Benteke on for Roberto Firmino - who has been superb today.


Dejan Lovren almost turns the ball into his own net as he slides in to cut out De Bruyne's cross, but the ball goes narrowly wide of the post.


Sergio Aguero after his first appearance since early October, replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho with a quarter of the game remaining.


City should have another goal back. A free-kick from the right finds Fernando who pokes the ball over from less than six yards out.


Roberto Firmino denied a second when Lallana leaves Coutinho's pass but Joe Hart comes to the rescue.


Cit far more competitive at the start of this second half than they were for most of the first half until Aguero pulled one back. No sighters at Simon Mignolet's goal yet but this could be the calm before the storm.


Delph and Fernandinho on for Navas and Yaya Toure. Under way in the second half at the Etihad.


Half time: Manchester City 1-3 Liverpool

Fine first half of Premier League football. Liverpool have been outstanding with their Brazilian axis of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino having combined to put them three up before Sergio Aguero netted expertly to give City hope. Don't miss what should be a thrilling second half.


Goal: Manchester City 1-3 Liverpool (Sergio Aguero)

Is the comeback on for Manchester City? Mignolet's kick is a poor one and City feed Aguero who has time and space to set himself and curl beyond the Belgian 'keeper from 20 yards.


Goal: Manchester City 0-3 Liverpool (Roberto Firmino)

My goodness. Liverpool tear City apart for a third time in this first half an hour. Emre Can's backheel finds Coutinho, who rolls the ball across the area to Firmino who makes it three. we have barely had 33 minutes and yet it looks all over. Fantastic from the Merseysiders.


Goal: Manchester City 0-2 Liverpool (Philippe Coutinho)

Another counter-attack and Liverpool double their lead by cutting through City at will. Mangala and Demichelis collide and when Firmino crosses towards the back post Coutinho is on hand to convert.


Kevin de Bruyne with afine cross from the right but Nathaniel Clyne hacks clear before Raheem Sterling can take advantage.


Goal: Manchester City 0-1 Liverpool (Eliaquim Mangala)

The Reds lead after just eight minutes at the Ethad Stadium. Coutinho's nicks the ball off Sagna and after Mangala steps up and plays Firmino on-side, the subsequent cross sees the Frenchman turn the ball into his own net.


First sight of Sergio Aguero for seven weeks as he attempts to burst past Martin Skrtel but the Slovakian is equal to the run.


Under way at the Etihad Stadium.


Teams are out at the Etihad Stadium for a game which could really catch fire if both teams bring their A game. Man City have been imperious at home of late while Liverpool have already beaten Chelsea under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp.


Should not be forgotten that two players are up against their former clubs this evening, with Raheem Sterling taking on Liverpool, while James Milner returns to Manchester City for the first time. Expect both players to get contrasting receptions.


With the 3pm kick-offs having come to an end, time to look ahead to the final Premier League game of the afternoon where Manchester City host Liverpool. City are many people's title favourites and have Sergio Aguero back from injury to help improve on a run of 12 wins out of 13 games at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool name 10 of the 11 which beat Chelsea last month, with Roberto Firmino leading the attack. Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke are both on the bench.


As expected, Sergio Aguero is back for Manchester City for the first time since scoring five against Newcastle. Other injury news regards Samir Nasri, who could miss the next six months after undergoing surgery.

Liverpool make three changes as they again fail to name a recognised striker. There is no place for Christian Benteke as Firmino lead the attack. James Milner does start against his former club and Daniel Sturridge is on the bench.



Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Navas, Fernando, Toure, de Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino


Confirmation of the teams on the way from the Etihad Stadium but what is the team news ahead of the game?

Manchester City are expected to welcome back striker Sergio Aguero after seven games out with a hamstring injury, though David Silva will be held back until the Champions League at least. Five other players including captain Vincent Kompany are all doubtful.

Liverpool are likely to again without Daniel Sturridge - formerly of City - while captain Jordan Henderson remains out injured too. Danny Ings and Joe Gomez are long-term injury concerns.