The Reds went into today's game hopeful of opening up a larger gap at the top of the league, and came out of the traps quickly as Raheem Sterling gave Brendan Rodgers' side the lead inside the first ten minutes, before Martin Skrtel made it 2-0 just 20 minutes later, handing Liverpool a 2-0 lead at the break.
But Manchester City fought back in the second half and goals from David Silva and a Glen Johnson own goal brought Manuel Pellegrini's side back on level terms, and it seemed they had the momentum to go and claim a vital three points away from home.
However, it was Liverpool who had the last word as Philippe Coutinho pounced on Vincent Kompany's mistake to smash the Reds back into the lead, and despite some nervy moments, Rodgers' side held on for a pivotal three points on an emotional day at Anfield.
Fans on Twitter were overcome with emotion as the club sealed a huge win on the day that the 96 lives that were lost Hillsborough 25 years ago were remembered, and supporters singled out club captain Steven Gerrard for praise after the skipper was seen in tears at the final whistle.
Well that was a roller coaster of emotions! What a result and what a performance from every player!! Steven Gerrard...what a hero #LFC— Danny Volkert (@dannyvolkert) April 13, 2014
Oh my god. What a game! Steven Gerrard's reaction showed just how much that meant. Just about survived the City pressure! Great goals! #LFC— Chris Orr (@Chris_Oreos) April 13, 2014
Most nerve wracking 90+ minutes of my entire life. Tears of joy and relief from the captain (and from me). The title is ours to win #LFC— Colleen McCarthy (@Colleen_PR) April 13, 2014
Got away with that. Need to put teams away early. Player with too much fear until it was 2-2.#LFC— Nando (@NandoF1_JA) April 13, 2014
What character we have in that side, we might not have the finances of City & Chelsea, but you can't buy that character & that passion! #LFC— Tom Hamer (@Tom_Hamer7) April 13, 2014