An electric opening saw the Reds race into a two-goal lead inside the first 13 minutes.
First, Fabinho scored from 20 yards when he pounced on a loose clearance before Mohamed Salah glanced in a header from an Andy Robertson delivery soon after.
Sadio Mane furthered the European champions’ lead just after halftime when he stooped to nod in a Jordan Henderson center at the back post.
Bernardo Silva reduced the deficit in the 78th minute, scoring at Alisson Becker’s near post to set up a tense finish, but Liverpool held on to to take an eight-point lead atop the Premier League standings – and nine in front of the reigning titleholders.
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