Monday, 14th April, 2014

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan feels his side have sent a statement out to the rest of the title contenders after they beat Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds took a huge step forward towards their first Premier League title, having last won the English top flight in 1990, when they all but swept the Sky Blues aside in the first half, before David Silva decreased the lead in the 57th minute.

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A Glen Johnson own goal saw the Citizens equalise, but Philippe Coutinho’s strike in the 78th minute ensured Brendan Rodgers side clinched an important three points.

“We've sent out a statement with a great performance and a massive three points”, Flanagan later told Liverpool’s official site.


“City are a great side and we knew they would come on strong in the second half.

“There was a bit of sloppy defending from us for their two goals but we showed our spirit, kept playing and Philippe stuck away a brilliant winner”, the 21-year-old Englishman added.

Liverpool, leading the league table, are just two points ahead of second-placed Chelsea, and will be looking to maintain the lead when the two sides face each other on 27th April following the Reds match against Norwich City this coming Sunday.

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