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Summary

  1. Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Navas, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero
  2. Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    But that's a wrap from us here tonight. We shall see you all later on for Match of the Day. Good evening!

  2. Coming up

    Live Boxing

    The live sport doesn't end here on BBC Sport online tonight.

    Join Michael Emons from 21:15 GMT for live text commentary on a night of boxing action, featuring two world title fights:

    WBA lightweight title from Manchester – Anthony Crolla v Darleys Perez II

    WBO super-middleweight from Hannover – Martin Murray v Arthur Abraham

    Ding ding!

  3. 'Great fun'

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Quote Message: We didn't give them a second on the ball. Going forward we looked very dangerous, it was great fun. We need to stop slipping up at home. These big wins go unnoticed if you lose at home. But today is a great platform and hopefully we can kick on." from Adam Lallana Liverpool forward
    Adam LallanaLiverpool forward
  4. Foxes flying

    Leicester City

    Table

    Leicester have been on fire since the back end of last season with first Nigel Pearson and then Claudio Ranieri delivering the goods.

    Just the 16 points better off than Chelsea since early April...

  5. The running order is in

    Match of the Day

    Plenty of great games and a whole lot of goals coming your way this evening. 

  6. 'It feels perfect'

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on BBC Match of the Day: "It feels perfect! The game was not perfect but it was very good.

    "City couldn't start like they want but that is important for us. We played with big passion and that's the most important thing for us.

    "The good news is that we can do better. At half-time I told the boys they were surprised to be winning 3-0, and we must do better in that situation.

    "We have quality, we could have more goals but 4-1 is perfect. The boys can believe now that they are stronger than many people think." 

    Jurgen Klopp
  7. 'Big step'

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Quote Message: What can i say after 4-1 at the Etihad?. It was far from perfect but we took our chances and made our goals. They were brilliant goals. It's a big step. The crowd was a bit nervous when they couldn't build up their game as they wanted. It was good, really good. We have to learn to be in a clear lead. With results like this the lads will start to believe." from Jurgen Klopp Liverpool manager
    Jurgen KloppLiverpool manager
  8. Post update

    Jurgen Klopp says that his side need to take a step forwards in belief and that they looked surprised to be 3-0 up, 

    Jurgen Klopp congratulates his players
  9. 'Impossible to understand'

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Manchester City

    Quote Message: Do I understand? No it is impossible. It is difficult to understand, the performance was very low in defending, attacking. They scored four and could have had three more, it is impossible to understand. We worked well during the week, I don't believe the way we played. We must turn the page, you cannot analyse a performance as low as that. It was a fake game." from Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City manager
    Manuel PellegriniManchester City manager
    Manuel Pellegrini looks down on the touchline
  10. 'Fake'

    Manchester City

    Quote Message: Today we did it all wrong - the performance, the way we defended, the way we went forward. It was a fake night, a fake game. It is difficult to understand. If we meant to do it on purpose we couldn't have done it that badly. It is impossible to understand. We tried to make changes and have some options to score. We tried to fight but continued making so many mistakes with the ball." from Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City manager
    Manuel PellegriniManchester City manager
  11. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    "It was a fake game," says Manuel Pellegrini, clearly unhappy and agitated. He confirms that if he did it again he would pick the same team. 

    The scoreboard displaying a Liverpool victory at the Etihad Stadium
  12. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side could not have played any worse if they had tried to on purpose.

  13. Player reaction

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Quote Message: We need to put this behind us. Fair play to Liverpool, they came out fast. We never seemed to get going. I wouldn't say we are in a state of shock because we knew Liverpool would come out fast. We have dropped three points which is a massive disappointment." from Fabian Delph Manchester City midfielder
    Fabian DelphManchester City midfielder
    Fabian Delph walks off dejected
  14. What next?

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    That heavy defeat leaves City two points behind leaders Leicester and in third place, a point behind rivals Manchester United.

    City play Juventus in Turin on Wednesday and then Southampton next Saturday. 

  15. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

  16. Down but not out

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    Looking at Manuel Pellegrini's philosophy, this will happen when you are so positive and attack minded.

    How do they learn from this? How do they sure things up?

    These Manchester City guys are class footballers and City's level has dipped today. Joe Hart has not deserved to concede four goals and he was not at fault for any. It could have been six. 

    Liveprool were better, strong, fitter everywhere on the pitch and manager Jurgen Klopp got his tactics right.

    City lose their top spot and are down, but certainly not out.

    Raheem Sterling looks dejected
  17. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp applauds the Liverpool fans
  18. 'A brilliant result!'

    Man City 1-4 LIverpool

    Liverpool captain James Milner: "City are a top team, they have shown it year on year. We were top class in the first half, it was a brilliant result.

    "We had chances to get more but Joe Hart made some top saves. It was a really good performance. It's always strange coming back to a club, I was here for five years and have lots of friends here."

    Defender Martin Skrtel: "The way we played in the first half was brilliant.It is the fourh goal I have scored against City - I wouldn't mind playing them every week."

  19. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp is very much the man of the people, he's everywhere on the pitch with his players. Backslaps, hand claps, the lot.

    Jurgen Klopp with Raheem Sterling
  20. 'Quite a statement'

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

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  22. FULL-TIME

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    An emphatic win for Liverpool. Not many saw this coming as Leicester remain top of the pile!

    Liverpool celebrate
  23. INJURY TIME

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Into added time. Manuel Pellegrini wears a hangdog expression.

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  25. Phil McNulty Q&A

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Where did it all go wrong for Manchester City? Are Liverpool on the rise under Jurgen Klopp? BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty is conducting a Q&A surrounding this game and the rest of today's Premier League matches on the Match of the Day Facebook page, so put your views and questions to him here.

    Jurgen Klopp
  26. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Almost a second for City as a Kevin de Bruyne cross somehow evades everyone - they were queuing up!

  27. Terrible day at the office

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    Set pieces has always been an issue for Manchester City. Look at where the goal has come from, it was sloppy play. Joe Hart made a wonder save beforehand and the corner fell nicely for Martin Skrtel, the Liverpool man made the goal for himself.

    A terrible day at the office for City and one they hopefully learn from and learn from quickly.

    Liverpool have deserved this, Philippe Coutinho played a huge part in that. At this level, when you give away two goals against a top side, it was uncomfortable from the outset. Since, then City have been chasing the game.

    Manuel Pellegrini
  28. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Liverpool will be six points off the top four after this. A realistic aim?

  29. Post update

    Man City 1-4 Liverpool

  30. GOAL - Man City 1-4 Liverpool

    Martin Skrtel (81 mins)

    BANG! What a hit! Liverpool do have a fourth and it is hit as hard as you can imagine!

    A corner from the right is not dealt with,Martin Skrtelswivels 15 yards out and absolutely smashes a shot right past Joe Hart as the ball bounced nicely for him. As clean a connection as you would wish to see.

    Martin Skrtel scores for Liverpool with a volley
  31. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Again Liverpool so close to a fourth! They play Christian Benteke in on goal, right through the middle but not for the first time tonight Joe Hart makes a fine, fine save. He's a hard man to beat.

  32. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling in over the top, Simon Mignolet races off his line and slams the door in his face. Kevin de Bruyne puts over another wonderful low cross but it's well defended. City still pushing hard but they've just not been at the races. 

    Raheem Sterling
  33. SUBSTITUTION

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Liverpool send on Christian Benteke for the final 15 minutes or so as they look to see the game out.

  34. Great day for the Foxes

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Leicester City

    If the result stays like this of course it means Leicester will stay top of the Premier League. What a weekend for Claudio Ranieri and his men. 

  35. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    The Brazilian forward has been superb...

    Roberto Firmino
  36. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    Manchester City don't speak enough on the pitch, I am convinced of that.

    Turn, time, man on, you can't have too much complications with those terms. The simple things mean so much.

  37. Liverpool holding firm

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at The Etihad

    This game has got that "next goal vital" feel - but Liverpool are not just holding firm, they are looking to add to their lead.

    Manchester City have shown more energy in this half but the carnage of the first half has left them chasing the game and badly exposed.

    Joe Hart
  38. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Have City's slim chances left the field with Sergio Aguero? Liverpool sub Jordon Ibe wins a corner for the visitors with a powerful run. 

  39. Sports science in action

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    This is sports science taking over. Sergio Aguero has been told he is only going to have certain number of minutes on the pitch after injury.

    Playing over an hour today is still a positive though.

    Sergio Aguero
  40. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Sergio Aguero is coming off. He's replaced by Kelechi Iheanacho as Philippe Coutinho goes off with an injury for Liverpool.

  41. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    If City score now it may make the last 20 minutes interesting. And they have a chance! James Milner will a slack backpass, Raheem Sterling is in on goal and squares to Sergio Aguero, he has to get round one defender before testing Simon Mignolet from 18 yards.

    Seconds later Fernando stretches to reach a free-kick but can't keep it down.

  42. El Smashico

    Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    But Barcelona do have a fourth! Luis Suarez again. Barcelona brought Lionel Messi on at 3-0 up by the way...

    Follow El Clasico here.

    Luis Suarez
  43. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Liverpool think they have a fourth as Philippe Coutinho rounds Joe Hart to slot in - but he was a few yards offside...

  44. 'World class Hart'

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    Joe Hart has a wonder save in every game, that was world class and he keeps Manchester City in this game.

  45. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Superb save from Joe Hart! Liverpool inches away from burying this game as again they play Roberto Firmino clean in on goal, he tries to lift it into the net but Joe Hart makes himself big and keeps it out with a hip. Wonderful goalkeeping. 

  46. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    The second half has not been the best but City now put together a neat move, Kevin de Bruyne has the awareness to slide a pass into the feet of Raheem Sterling. He pauses, takes aim and fires - but it's easily blocked.

    Raheem Sterling
  47. 'City missing Silva'

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City midfielder Paul Lake

    Philippe Coutinho is a beautiful and intelligent footballer. He is just like David Silva, being able to find space when on the ball. 

    He is growing in that role for Liverpool. That is why Manchester City are missing Silva so much, he brings something different to the table.

  48. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Don't do it!

    Fabian Delph shoots from, ooh, at least 35 yards. And toes it well wide. Not the answer.

  49. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    How's your game management Liverpool? Good so far as they sensibly keep the ball when they can and their shape when they can't. Sergio Aguero is whistled for a late one on James Milner. The home fans are not happy.

    Kevin De Bruyne struggles to get past a resilient Liverpool
  50. YELLOW CARD

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Emre Can is booked for what I thought was a belting tackle on Fernandinho. City starting the second half at a frantic pace. As they must. 

  51. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    Manuel Pellegrini is being brave. I thought he would change the defenders but let's see how the midfield substitutes change this match for Manchester City.

  52. KICK-OFF

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Under way! 

    Manuel Pellegrini
  53. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Jesus Navas and Yaya Toure get the half-time hook. On come Fernandinho and Fabian Delph.

  54. Slap in the face

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    A good image from the first half as Martin Skrtel shows Sergio Aguero exactly how the City supporters must have felt going 3-0 down on half an hour.

    Martin Skrtel and Sergio Aguero
  55. Post update

    Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Another absolute belter of a goal - Andres Iniesta has scored a superb strike from the edge of the penalty area and Barcelona are cruising.

    Follow that game here.

  56. Aguero gives Man City hope

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at The Etihad

    Manchester City's fans were in the mood to give their team a right going over after a shambolic performance - but suddenly that brilliant strike from Sergio Aguero has changed the mood.

    It's a long way back for City and Liverpool have been outstanding. Where there is Aguero there is hope but who is to say Liverpool will not score more if City carry on defending like that?

  57. Caption competition

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    "You see this City, this is how you keep hold of the ball"

    Jurgen Klopp
  58. Get Involved

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    Martyn Jones: What is happening at the Etihad Stadium? Is this the rebirth of Liverpool Football Club?

    Dalot65: Sergio Aguero always scores against Liverpool but hey, we have three goals and nobody saw that coming. Klopp's half-time team-talk will calm them!

    Rohan Patwardhan: Okay, Sergio Aguero is the right-footed Messi. I am not joking. Just needs to sort fitness issues.

    Get in touch via #bbcfootball or you can text us on from the UK on 81111 - but don't forget to include your name.

  59. 'Aguero is the key'

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City midfielder Paul Lake

    "City have got that speed and flair to be able to break down any team - we've seen flashes of that. But they haven't dealt with Philippe Coutinho at all and there's been several mistakes in defence.

    "Sergio Aguero has scored one already and he will be key to this second half. And I also expect to see Nicolas Otamendi come on - because so far there's been no confidence at the back."

    Philippe Coutinho races ahead of Yaya Toure
  60. HALF-TIME

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp sprints away down the tunnel as the half-time whistle goes. That late Sergio Aguero goal just gives him something to chew over.

    But has there been a better team goal this season than Liverpool's third? Magic stuff.

    Liverpool celebrate
  61. Post update

    Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

    "You talk about world class players, Sergio Aguero is certainly that. He had hardly had a touch until now, but now turns a man and curls the ball into the corner.

    "Confidence comes with goals. Now there is a little bit of a spark." 

    Sergio Aguero shoots to score for Manchester City
  62. GOAL - Man City 1-3 Liverpool

    Sergio Aguero (44 mins)

    Hello, did someone order a comeback?! City do pull one back before half time and in typical fashion for this game, perhaps for the Premier League in general, it comes from an error.

    Martin Skrtel's clearance is poor and intercepted, it is played up to Sergio Aguero 30 yards from goal. He easily glides away from Lucas and then bends a beauty around the last defender and right into the corner. Made that look so, so easy! Class. 

  63. Get Involved

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    Ben Jeffery: Again proves that without Vincent Kompany, Manchester City fall apart at the back.

    Shaun Fleckney: I don't care how tired they are, you have to start Fernandinho, Otamendi and Zabaleta against Liverpool.

    George Smith: Doubt Firminio is missing the Rodgers era much.

    Get in touch via #bbcfootball or you can text us on from the UK on 81111 - but don't forget to include your name.

    City players look dejected after conceding a third goal
  64. Post update

    Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    Yaya Toure loudly remonstrating with his team-mates in midfield as he tries to spark something before the break. If City can get one, you wouldn't write off a comeback. But it looks unlikely at the moment!

  65. Post update

    Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City midfielder Paul Lake

    "Philippe Coutinho is ghosting past players - suddenly the confidence of this Liverpool side has increased tenfold. 

    "It's one-way traffic and you are worried for the Manchester City fans now. Everyone is completely stunned into silence."

  66. Post update

    Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    This is the first time since February 2003 that City have conceded three first half goals at home (four vs Arsenal) in the Premier League.  

    Sylvain Wiltord celebrates scoring against Manchester City in 2003
  67. Get Involved

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    John Nixon: Quality from Liverpool. Need a City goal before half-time or this is over.

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  68. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    Can we get Alan Hansen back for one last Match of the Day tonight? He'd enjoy analysing City's backline. You could drive several buses between Martin Demichelis and Eli Mangala at the moment.

    First Roberto Firmino is denied by a fine save from Joe Hart and the Brazilian then shoots just wide as the men in blue can't keep up.

    It could be 5-0...

  69. All smiles at Liverpool

    Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    You know that feeling of regret you get when you leave one club for another?... Try telling Daniel Sturridge that

    Daniel Sturridge laughs on the bench
  70. 'Rabbit in the headlights'

    Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City midfielderPaul Lake

    "Rabbit caught in headlights time. There is no leadership in the back four at all and the fans are stunned. It was an inventive backheel from Emre Can and a great run by Roberto Firmino, but the City players were just looking at each other. 

    "If they aren't careful, this could become a huge embarrassment."

  71. GOAL - Man City 0-3 Liverpool

    Roberto Firmino (32 mins)

    What a brilliantly-taken goal! Emre Can plays an inspired backheel, once again Manchester City's back four are statuesque and Philippe Coutinho again breaks the offside line to run in on Joe Hart. Hart comes out, Coutinho squares it and Roberto Firmino has a tap-in for his first Liverpool goal.

    City stunned. Liverpool loving life.

    Firmino and Lallana celebrate Liverpool's third
  72. Post update

    Man City 0-2 Liverpool

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Former Manchester City midfielder Paul Lake

    "So far Jurgen Klopp has got his tactics spot on. Although this hasn't really been great football by Liverpool - it's more about the mistakes made by Manchester City. 

    "Eliaquim Mangala looks like he is treading water – and he and Martin Demichelis have conspired for two mistakes between them. The whole City defence looks like it is lacking in confidence and sloppiness is starting to creep further up the pitch too."

  73. PENALTY APPEAL

    Man City 0-2 Liverpool

    The TV cameras pick out City captain Vincent Kompany in the stands. Take him out of the team and they too often fold like a pack of cards.City still seeing a lot of the ball but are yet to really threaten. Here we go though, Raheem Sterling to Sergio Aguero, Martin Skrtel slides in and does he block with his hand...?

    No!

  74. Managerial contrasts

    Man City 0-2 Liverpool

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at The Etihad

    The demeanour of the two managers is reflecting their teams at the moment. Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp is all-action and animated. Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini is motionless with his his arms folded.

    Jurgen Klopp and Manuel Pellegrini
  75. EL CLASICO!

    Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Barcelona are running away with it as Neymar adds to Luis Suarez's early opener.

    Text and radio commentary from Madrid here.

  76. Post update

    Man City 0-2 Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp might know what he's doing, away from home at least. Liverpool were excellent in beating Chelsea recently and they are at it again at the Etihad. City look stunned. 

  77. GOAL - Man City 0-2 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho (23 mins)

    There you go Keith! A cracking counter attack and Liverpool double their lead. Roberto Firmino again finds City shoddy and sloppy at the back, chases down the loose ball finds a perfect cross for Philippe Coutinho to meet and thread between the legs of Joe Hart.

    Coutinho celebrates after scoring Liverpool's second
  78. Get Involved

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    Keith: Liverpool need to score another, City can't be this bad for much longer...

    Get in touch via #bbcfootball or you can text us on from the UK on 81111 - but don't forget to include your name.

    Adam Lallana looks for the pass alongside Aleks Kolorov
  79. Post update

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    Sergio Aguero drops deep to get involved and starts a decent move but it breaks down at the feet of Jesus Navas. City keeping the ball for a long, long time though - they have had 56% possession so far. 

  80. Post update

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    Great stuff again from the visitors as they patiently carve a way through down the right, Adam Lallana makes the break into the penalty area but the flag is raised against him. Liverpool as impressive as City are sloppy in these opening stages. 

    Bacary Sagna gestures to his team mates as Man City go a goal down
  81. Klopp on the front foot

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at The Etihad

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is urging his players forward and he wheeled around in frustration towards his backroom team when Nathaniel Clyne delivered a dreadful cross after they had caught Manchester City on the break.

    It's been a busy and energetic start from Liverpool and they are not giving City any time to settle into a rhythm.

  82. Christmas comes early

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    This City fan certainly thinks so, although it's the Blues that gifted Liverpool an early lead. 

    A Manchester City fan dressed as Santa Claus
  83. Post update

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    James Milner with the applause and shouts in midfield as Liverpool continue to close down City at a frantic pace. Sergio Aguero hasn't had a sniff since that early run. 

  84. Post update

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    Adam Lallana runs away as Mangala scores an own goal
  85. Post update

    Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    What a mess! City look dangerous on their next attack though, Kevin de Bruyne finding time and space on the right but his low cross is well cut out at the front post. Exciting start to this one.

  86. GOAL - Man City 0-1 Liverpool

    Eliaquim Mangala (OG 7 mins)

    Gegenpressing at its best! Bacary Sagna has the ball at the right-back position, no danger, but he is closed down and loses the ball. Liverpool swiftly move into the box, Roberto Firmino puts in a low cross and Eliaquim Mangala can't sort his feet out and puts it into his own net. Djimi Traore style...

    Roberto Firmino celebrates
  87. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Liverpool

    Joe Hart hares off his line to intercept a through ball, putting it out for a throw. Liverpool could have caught him out of position but they are slow to get the ball back in play. Dean Saunders would have scored from there!

    Liverpool then put together a neat passing move, sending Emre Can in on goal but the offside flag was up. 

  88. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Liverpool

    How fit is Sergio Aguero? Fit enough to skin Lucas and fly into the area, he takes on Martin Skrtel but the defender reacts well to slide in and hook it away. 

    Sergio Aguero charges forward with the ball
  89. Luis who?

    Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Luis Suarez - remember him Liverpool fans? - has poked Barcelona into an early lead in El Clasico.

    Follow that game in full, with live text and radio commentary here.

  90. KICK-OFF

    Man City 0-0 Liverpool

    Under way at a frosty Etihad.

    Jurgen Klopp
  91. 'Sterling needs more time'

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Former England keeper Paul Robinson on 5 live Sport: “I think Sterling has done well, but he will need time because it was a big move for him and came with a lot of pressure. The whole move was a complete mess from start to finish. It was a long, drawn-out saga

    “We all knew he was going to go, but the agent’s behaviour, for me, wasn’t called for. There are ways of conducting your business and they didn’t do it. I think Sterling is a young man who was badly advised.

    “I still think a lot more to come from him as a player."

  92. Post update

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    As in every Premier League game this weekend. the players link arms and the French national anthem is played. The whole stadium reacts impeccably. 

    Manchester City fans putting up a French flag
  93. Post update

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on Football Focus

    "To keep players like Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling you have to be playing in the Champions League. While Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp they are still a way away from that. 

    "As for Daniel Sturridge, his fitness is a bigger If than Rudyard Kipling's. Everyone knows he has got ability but sometimes you wonder if it is just a physical problem, because he is injured so so often."

  94. Aguero back in town

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Jurgen Klopp, red scarf tucked smartly into his coat, shares a joke with Manuel Pellegrini as the sides emerge at the Etihad. Raheem Sterling's name gets the full pantomime villain treatment from the Liverpool fans but only one mans' name rings out from the home fans.

    "Sergioooo, Sergioooo...."

  95. Post update

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

  96. 'De Bruyne had more visual impact'

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Raheem Sterling has made a strong start to life at Manchester City, despite being slightly overshadowed by Kevin De Bruyne, says Times journalist Rory Smith.

    “De Bruyne had more immediate visual impact, but Sterling has played well in flashes," Smith told 5 live Sport. "He has not strung six or seven matches together of his absolute best. 

    "Streaky is harsh but he does tend to flit in and out of games a little bit. But he’s in the right team to get the best out of him. He’s so versatile and can damage teams. There is more to come.”

    Man City v Liverpool
  97. Saturday's earlier games

    LOTS to catch up on in the day's earlier games if you are just tuning in. A win for Chelsea, a goal for Jamie Vardy, Villa being awful, Arsenal losing...

    Catch up with all of the reaction here.

  98. I expect more from Sterling - Mills

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    “It’s one of those games where Raheem Sterling is either going to be unbelievable or dismal, I can’t see him having an average game.

    “He will either come back and haunt Liverpool the crowd,  the pressure will get to him. I don’t think he has lived up to expectation yet.

    “For the price tag, he has I would be expecting more from him."

  99. Chilly?

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

  100. EL CLASICO!

    Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona

    Spanish La Liga

    Another absolutely mammoth game tonight in Spain as (arguably) the two biggest teams in the world face off.

    It's always engaging, often brilliant - you can follow the game here. Full radio commentary on that one too.

    El Clasico
  101. Team news

    Manchester City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Man City

    Manchester City make four changes as they look to regain top spot in the league. 

    Martin Demichelis, Eliaquim Mangala, Jesus Navas and most importantly Sergio Aguero all come in, while Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, captain Vincent Kompany and Wilfried Bony all miss out.

    Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Navas, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero

    Liverpool

    Liverpool make three changes after defeat against Crystal Palace last time out.

    Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Roberto Firmino are in, while Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe and Mamadou Sakho miss out. Daniel Sturridge is on the bench.

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

  102. Striker light?

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at The Etihad

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp saw his ploy of leaving Christian Benteke on the bench and using Roberto Firmino in an advanced role work to perfection in the win at Chelsea. He repeats it today with an additional weapon at his disposal as Daniel Sturridge is named as a substitute.

    Manchester City's big gun returns as Sergio Aguero is back in attack. City will return to the top of the Premier League if they win and can only have been encouraged by Arsenal sliding to defeat at West Brom,

  103. Old boys return

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    It's not all about Raheem Sterling today, former City players Danny Sturridge and James Milner return to the Etihad. 

    Danny Sturridge and James Milner
  104. Sterling effort

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    All eyes (from the away end anyway) could be on this man this afternoon.

    Raheem Sterling

    Raheem Sterling's £50m+ move to Manchester City was the transfer saga of the summer. Sterling has been shaking hands and patting backs with his former team-mates in the build-up, but will the fans give him a hard time?

  105. Chasing the Foxes

    Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

    Man City

    Manchester City v Liverpool - one of the games of the season. 

    Brendan has gone, Sergio is back, Daniel is on the bench.

    We are 13 games into the Premier League campaign - and Leicester City are top of the table.

    Can City beat Jurgen Klopp's side and head back to the summit?

  106. Post update

    Welcome to our live page for Manchester City v Liverpool. We'll have text commentary here from 16:30 GMT. You can keep up to date with all the action from today's other Premier League games here.