FeatureFive of Liverpool's best wins v Man City under Jürgen Klopp
Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to face Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend, relive five of the Reds’ best wins against them under Jürgen Klopp.
The clubs have faced off on 23 previous occasions since Klopp was appointed in October 2015 and the German has overseen victories in 10 of those.
Here are our favourites from the collection…
November 2015 – Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool (Premier League)
Klopp’s first meeting with City as Liverpool manager was one of the standout performances and results of his opening season at the helm.
A little over a month after he took the reins, the Reds were in an irresistible mood at Etihad Stadium and raced into a three-goal advantage.
An Eliaquim Mangala own goal was followed by efforts from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino inside a stunning 32 minutes.
Sergio Aguero partly mitigated the damage for the hosts just before half-time, but a thunderous Martin Skrtel strike late on sealed a memorable victory in Manchester.
January 2018 – Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City (Premier League)
A Premier League classic ensued when unbeaten City arrived at Anfield for this top-flight encounter.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s supreme run and shot at the Kop end put Liverpool in front, only for Leroy Sane to get the visitors back on terms.
Nine second-half minutes changed the complexion of the contest, however, as the Reds powered into a 4-1 lead courtesy of a goal apiece for devastating front three Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan then struck for Pep Guardiola’s side to threaten a dramatic comeback, but Klopp’s men remained ahead come the final whistle of a thriller.
April 2018 – Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City (Champions League)
Three months later, the Reds produced another Anfield surge to take a huge step towards the Champions League semi-finals.
Again, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mane delivered goals – this time all in the first half – as Klopp’s men hauled themselves three goals clear in this first leg.
Resilience at the back denied City an away goal and teed Liverpool up to complete a commanding aggregate win with a 2-1 result in the Manchester second leg.
November 2019 – Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City (Premier League)
Just a point had separated the Reds and City in the preceding season’s title tussle, and so the magnitude of this meeting at a relatively early stage of 2019-20 was clear.
Eight days after turning what appeared to be a frustrating defeat into a stunning comeback at Villa Park, Klopp’s charges doubled down on their relentless march towards the championship.
Fabinho’s sixth-minute wallop from distance was the catalyst and swiftly led to Salah heading in at the end of a flowing team move, before Mane made it three early in the second half.
Silva later netted for City but the points were Liverpool’s – and ultimately, the crown would be too.
April 2022 – Manchester City 2-3 Liverpool (Emirates FA Cup)
Anfield South was swaying to the sound of jubilant Kopites on this satisfying spring afternoon at Wembley.
In an accompanying act to another head-to-head battle for the Premier League title, the sides also faced off in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Ibrahima Konate’s towering header gave the Reds an advantage that they built on courtesy of a Mane double before half-time.
Jack Grealish and, in stoppage time, Silva found the net for City, though it was success for Liverpool and a step closer to what would become glory in the competition that season.