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Alan Shearer picks out three Liverpool stars for praise after crucial Manchester City victory

Liverpool beat Premier League title rivals Manchester City at Anfield
Liverpool beat title rivals Manchester City at Anfield (Picture: Getty)

Premier League legend hailed Liverpool midfielders , and after the crucial victory over title rivals Manchester City.

’s aspect opened up a nine-point hole on ’s defending champions after clinching a 3-1 victory at Anfield on Sunday.

Fabinho gave Liverpool an early lead with an outstanding strike from exterior the field, and Mohamed Salah doubled the hosts’ benefit on 13 minutes.

In-form ahead Sadio Mane headed residence Liverpool’s third and, regardless of Bernarndo Silva giving City hope late on, the Champions League holders held on for a crucial win.

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Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino usually obtain the plaudits for Liverpool however Shearer says it was Fabinho, Henderson and Wijnaldum who impressed Sunday’s victory on Merseyside.

Writing in The Sun, the previous England striker stated: ‘Let’s hear it for the Liverpool midfield. Perhaps we must always name them ‘The Fab Three’.

‘This dynamic trio tend to play second fiddle to the Reds’ entrance line of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and  Roberto Firmino in relation to dishing out the plaudits.

‘But yesterday it was the home side’s engine room which made the true distinction. Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Henderson made certain that Liverpool managed the sport.

‘They got here up with all of the solutions and confirmed every part you need from a top-class midfield unit – productiveness, safety, creativity and objectives.

‘Henderson’s cross from vast out on the suitable for Mane’s purpose was fairly unbelievable.

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‘The England man by no means stops working, regardless of the sport, however he by no means will get a lot credit score for creating probabilities.

‘Then we had the Dutchman Wijnaldum who broke everything up and frustrated City no end.’

Reacting to his workforce’s spectacular victory, Liverpool supervisor Klopp stated: ‘What a sport. If you wish to win towards City you need to do one thing particular and we needed to be intense.

‘When City started to control it more in the last 15 minutes, it was tense, but then you saw the quality and what the boys can do it. The boys did 75 minutes of unbelievable stuff.’

Premier League leaders Liverpool face Crystal Palace following the worldwide break.

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