However, things didn't go as the Reds had planned as they were beaten 3-0 after goals from Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and James Milner.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina was one of the main culprits for his side's heavy loss as the Spain international misjudged Aguero's strike for the opener and saw the ball go under his mid-rift and into the net.
Manchester City didn't look back after the 1-0 lead and thoroughly enjoyed Reina's gift as they waltzed to victory.
|Pepe Reina hands Manchester City the win on a platter
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