Liverpool beats title rival Man City in pulsating Premier League showdown

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Fabinho  celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the 3-1 win over Manchester City at Anfield.

(CNN)The early season showdown between the two firm favorites for the English Premier League title did not disappoint.

Liverpool won a pulsating encounter against reigning champion Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield Sunday after a match full of goalmouth incident and yet another VAR controversy.
The victory has left Jurgen Klopp's men nine points clear of City, languishing in fourth behind Leicester and Chelsea as well after 12 matches, with the Reds firmly on course to claim a first top-flight title in 30 years.