Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Man City win: "The title is ours..."

Steven Gerrard Celebrates

Liverpool became clear favourites to win the Premier League after defeating title challengers Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield today.

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.

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