The former Liverpool midfielder says attacking trio are clever footballers.
Brendan Rodgers’ side ran out 2-1 winners over City courtesy of wonder goals from both Jordan Henderson and Coutinho, leaving them firmly in the hunt for a Champions League place.
The pundit was impressed with the performances of Liverpool’s attacking trio of Coutinho, Lallana and Sterling, who linked up constantly throughout the game and posed a danger to the Manchester City defence whenever they were on the ball.
“What Liverpool did was capitalise brilliantly,” said Murphy on BBC's Match of the Day 2.
“Coutinho, Lallana and Sterling linked up brilliantly, what you’re talking about is clever footballers. It was easy for Liverpool in the second half they had far too much. They were better everywhere. “
It had been feared that the Reds would suffer a loss of confidence following their midweek exit from the Europa League at the hands of Besiktas, but instead they were in fine form against the Premier League champions and always looked like winners.
The Reds responded superbly to their midweek disappointment. In particular, Murphy was impressed with the side’s overall performance, saying they were better in every area than their opponents, which was even more impressive given their midweek exertions.
“Liverpool were relentless,” Murphy added.
“Ultimately the game was won on formation and tactics, it was too much for Manchester City to handle. After the journey they had in the week it was a fantastic performance”