When is Manchester City's Game in Hand? Premier League Title Race Just Got More Intense
Manchester City subsequently beat Brentford 3-1 on Monday to make up ground on the Reds, punishing them further for their slipup at the Emirates.
Phil Foden was the star of the show with the 23-year-old scoring a hattrick despite Brentford taking the lead in the 21st minute courtesy of a goal from Neil Maupay.
More significantly, Man City have a game in hand that now gives them the opportunity to climb above Liverpool and go one point clear before they visit Anfield in March.
When is Manchester City's game in hand?
They face Brentford (again) at home on 20 February and a win at the Etihad would give them the initiative ahead of the business part of the season.
Liverpool host Manchester City on the 10th of March and if they can avoid losing before then, they will be in position to snatch the title back from Guardiola.
Of course, the Premier League could have more twists and turns in store between now and the end of the season in late May.
What's important is for supporters to stay calm and focus on enjoying the final season of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
While it may change soon, Liverpool are top of the Premier League but the fact remains that the Reds are top of the table.
Even better, they're playing some wonderful football.
That, in spite of injuries, suspensions and the poor timing of AFCON and the Asian Cup. Liverpool are going to keep fighting for the title. One defeat won't change that.