After going 2-0 up through Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel in the first-half the Reds were pegged back within 15 minutes of the interval the interval as David Silva slotted home before forcing an own goal from Glen Johnson.
But despite City having seized the momentum, Philippe Coutinho fired home after a mis-hit clearance from Vincent Kompany to win the game and send Liverpool seven points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Perhaps more significantly the result means that if Liverpool win their remaining four fixtures they will end their 24-year wait for English football’s top prize.
Although he refused to state that his team are favourites for the title, Rodgers celebrated the character his team showed to get such an important three points:
“I said before the game that it was a significant game and it may end up being a significant one, but we’ve got Norwich next week.” He told Sky Sports.
“We’ve been put under pressure in every game that we’ve played. But you see the level and the quality of our football – it was fantastic today – so we’re clearly coping with it.
“It was a remarkable performance. I thought we were incredible today. I think the world watching that would see a team with so much spirit and so much quality.
“It showed you the character in this group to come back, to get our composure again and to score a brilliant goal.”
Liverpool face Norwich next weekend before hosting fellow title candidates Chelsea ahead of games against Crystal Palace and Newcastle on the final day of the season.
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