Emre Can believes Liverpool sent out a message to teams across Europe in beating Manchester City 4-3 on Sunday.

The Reds became the first side to inflict a Premier League defeat upon Pep Guardiola's men this season, edging an unforgettable game at Anfield.

The hosts pressed relentlessly and showcased their pace and quality in attack to put the previously unbeaten league leaders to the sword.

And Can expects perceptions of Jürgen Klopp's team to have changed in the aftermath of their impressive performance against City.

“It was unbelievable,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“Look at how we pressed, I think it was the best game. We played against Manchester City, you don’t have to forget that! 

“We were always on the front foot, everyone pressing and everyone doing a brilliant job. I don’t know how many kilometres we ran...

“If the teams saw us playing like that, they will give us a lot of respect and we will take a lot of confidence.

“We don’t have to pick one player out. Every single player performed and did an amazing job. Teams watching our performance will think ‘oh wow!’ 

“They will see we are a strong side but it’s just one game and we have to keep going. It’s Swansea next.”

The Reds' midfield trio of Can, Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played a crucial role in preventing the visitors from settling into their typically expansive passing game.

The No.23 was particularly impressed by Oxlade-Chamberlain, who kickstarted arguably his best Liverpool performance thus far with the opening goal.

He added: “Alex was brilliant. He played all his life as a winger but against Man City he played as a No. 8 and you could see he is an amazing player. He’s quick, he’s strong in tackles and he can score goals.”