Sharp off his line and stayed big to stop powerful Sturridge drive in the first half.
Beaten for too easily by Sturridge on one occasion but otherwise coped well with Liverpool's impressive attacking movement.
An excellent display from the City right-back. Solid defensively and a threat going forward with his driving runs and accurate passing.
Took up some good positions and communicated well with team-mates to make sure that he wasn't isolated against Liverpool's quick attackers.
Tidy on the ball and stuck to his task up against the pace and trickery of Sterling. Lovely cross for Zabaleta in the first half.
Strolled through most of the game. Decent passing but lacked his customary drive and pretty poor with his defensive positioning.
Not at his magnificent best but the Spaniard still oozed class on the ball as he threaded together City attacks and looked to find killer passes.
The Brazilian performed an important role screening the back four. Powerful and composed and improved as the game went on.
Great run and pass for Jovetic's crucial second goal. Always wanted to get on the ball as he drifted from wide areas into pockets of space.
Good link-up play and a useful target. No clear sights on goal but should have done better when put through in a good position by Silva in the second half.
The man who essentially replaced Mario Balotelli a year ago showed why City felt that tthey upgraded. A match-winning performance with two ruthless finishes and some excellent combinations with team-mates.
Unfortunate that Jovetic's opener skipped through him but will question his positioning for City's third goal.
Classy on the ball and decent anticipation but he looked suspect to runs behind him and was punished for Aguero's goal. Unlucky that his header went to Jovetic for the opening goal.
Good positioning from the Slovakian and strong in the air up against Dzeko.
Sucked inside for City's second goal during a rather unremarkable performance. Offered little going forward.
A debut to forget for Liverpool's new signing. Caught napping by Jovetic for the opener before the second was also created from his flank. Looked dangerous in attack and will improve once he gets used to his new team.
Constantly mocked by the home support and endured a rather miserable evening. Displayed his usual range of passing but not mobile enough to protect the defence.
Some lovely drops of the shoulder and subtle movements to create space but lacked a killer pass before being replaced by Markovic on the hour.
Lively in the first half with his speed and skill, while he produced one superb pass for Henderson. Faded after the break.
The Welshman kept the ball well in central midfield and linked up with team-mates without ever really causing City problems.
Full of running in central midfield but made poor decisions in dangerous positions in the final third.
Always looked a real goal threat for the visitors. Unlucky not to get more reward for some excellent runs, dazzling footwork and powerful strikes.
Played in central midfield for the final 15 minutes after replacing Allen.
Seemed to have scored his first goal for Liverpool late on before it was given as an own goal and should have added another almost immediately afterwards.
A couple of flashes of quality but rather quiet after playing the last 30 minutes.