Liverpool shouldn't panic after Manchester City defeat, insists Van Dijk

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The Scotland ace said: "Credit goes to them, but we have to remember we are still four points clear".

Silva said: 'Obviously when you win against the team that is top of the league it means a lot, for the confidence it is always good to beat them.

"This win was super important, particularly because it was against the leaders and we must show that we are chasing after the title".

'Everyone has to be very happy with the three points and the performance.

In the game's first real scoring chance, Manchester City miraculously avoided going down in the 18th minute.

The Premier League title is Liverpool's main objective, but they have such strength in depth that I feel the Reds are well equipped to make a bold bid for Cup glory this term.

City have been tested and come through - they won the title a year ago and contain a core of players who also won the Premier League in 2012 and 2014.

Guardiola had his head in his hands when a slack pass from Sane set Liverpool free on the counter-attack moments later, but within seconds the German showed what he is capable of as he latched on Sterling's pass before firing in off the far post. Happily we won it. "If somebody had told me that, after both games against City, we would be four points clear, I would have paid money for it because I would have thought it is not possible". Club journalist Rob Pollard has dissected the game's major talking points.

With Nathaniel Clyne having departed for a loan spell at Bournemouth, the door has been opened for academy stars to gain first-team experience.

"He is one for the future of course but what we will do with him now for the game, I don't know". We have these youngsters around, and they have all the time in the world. Until then we will make all the fitness work.

"We never doubt the process, because he is part of our evolution".

"We'll fight right to the death, we are four points clear and they've closed the gap".

I don't think Liverpool ever really found their stride against City, or played at the level we have come to expect from them, yet they still only suffered a narrow defeat.

"I'm not sure if you saw it before the Manchester City game warming up, he had seven, eight incredible saves". We are so good that we forced Pep Guardiola who will not compromise on his football, to compromise on everything because he knows you've got no choice.