6 of the Best: Greatest Premier League Games Between Manchester City and Liverpool

Ahead of this Sunday's must win tie between Manchester City and Liverpool, we at 90min thought we should back over some of the greatest games between the two from the Premier League.


Both sides are hunting top four spots in the league and we can only hope Sunday's game is as good as these.

6. Liverpool 6-0 Manchester City - 28th October 1995

Manchester City were not the financial juggernauts that they are these days and this is a prime example of it.


The likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Yaya Toure were nowhere to be seen. Instead, City's most famous player was striker, now Sky commentator, Niall Quinn.


Liverpool on the other hand were one of the strongest outfits in the Premier League boasting players such as John Barnes, Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush.


Liverpool went off to a flyer scoring early goals from Ian Rush in the third minute, with a very young Jamie Redknapp adding a second on five minutes.


As the game wore on the Citizens struggled to handle the Reds and within 20 minutes of the second half the score had gone from two to SIX!


Liverpool emerged from the second half fully motivated adding a third through Fowler, a forth through Neil 'Razor' Ruddock before both Rush and Fowler treated themselves to braces each.


It was a day City would like to forget and one Liverpool love to remember. 

5. Manchester City 3-0 Liverpool - 23rd August 2010

This 3-0 demolition of Liverpool signalled the turning of the tide in the North West.


City were finding their feet in terms being Premier League and Champions League contenders.


This night was also the first time new Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour had visited the Stadium known then as Eastlands.


Gareth Barry slotted home an early advantage for City before a second half double from Carlos Tevez sealed the tie for the Sky Blues.


The Liverpool side that played included great names like Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, but City were too much on the night.

4. Manchester City 2-3 Liverpool - 5th October 2008

This game makes the list due to the fantastic comeback the Reds' made in the second half of this tie.


City had taken a 2-0 lead into half time with strikes from Steven Ireland and Javier Garrido before Liverpool struck in the second half.


Torres tapped home an Alvaro Arbeloa cross before adding another on 73 minutes.


However, despite both teams going down to 10 men, City lost Zabaleta with a red card and Liverpool lost Skrtel with injury, Dirk Kuyt became the Liverpool hero scoring in injury time.


It was Kuyt's first Premier League for nearly a year: what a time to score it.

3. Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool - 21st November 2015

Liverpool's emphatic victory in November 2015 was the first time we had seen Jurgen Klopp's famous high pressing game used to great effect.


The charismatic German had joined Liverpool the month before with all fans, not just Liverpool, expecting a new brand of fast, intense and most entertaining football.


Liverpool and their players duly delivered. The front trio of Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino ran the City defence ragged.


This pressure was too much for City and Liverpool were 3-0 ahead just before half time before Sergio Aguero pulled one back for the Citizens.


The Liverpool goals were an own goal from Mangala, plus strikes from Coutinho and Firmino.


A Martin Skrtel header added insult to injury in a day where Liverpool fans' future exceptions could not be higher.  

2. Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City - 13th April 2014

This victory for Liverpool in April 2014 had huge ramifications on the Premier League title race.


Manchester City and Liverpool were leading the way at the summit of the league and was to be the game to 'decide' where the title was heading the next month.


Liverpool came out on top in this thriller and the moment Philippe Coutinho scored the winner, the atmosphere in Anfield was euphoric.


And who could blame them? Liverpool looked set to win their first league title since 1990 and their first ever Premier League.


It wasn't to be however as later results, including a 3-3 draw away to Crystal Palace, spelled the end of Liverpool's dream.


The team to lift the title instead? Manchester City.

1. Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool - 5th May 1996

This entry edges out the previous due to the historic effect this one game meant for one of the teams.


In a very confusing trail of events, Manchester City wanted victory against Liverpool to secure their Premier League status for next season.


Despite this even a win could not guarantee the Citizens would stay up and they had to depend on results elsewhere.


As it turned out however a win would have been enough but the City players were fed the wrong information.


City battled from a two goal deficit to tie the game back at 2-2 and suited the team.


Or at least that's what the players thought. 


They had been told/discovered falsely that Wimbledon were beating Southampton, a result in which a draw for City would have seen them safe. 


So many of the players were using time wasting tactics like keeping the ball in the corner and so forth.


However, in actual fact it was still goalless at Southampton and by the time this information had filtered to the field it was too late.


The draw had relegated City from the Premier League where they would not return until 2002.


How times have changed.

Some fantastic and some ultimately devastating ones too. Are there any we've missed?


Comment below and tell us what your favourite games and memories are from Manchester City vs Liverpool over the years.

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