Jurgen Klopp’s side had a late 2-1 win over Tottenham thanks to Roberto Firmino’s goal in the 16th minute and Toby Alderweireld’s own goal in the 90th minute.
After the game, Klopp explained his celebration after Alderweireld’s own goal.
Anfield exploded when Liverpool snatched a 2-1 win over Tottenham with a stoppage time goal.
“I was relatively calm [after the winning goal] because it was a surprise, that situation. I saw the header and nothing else. I had no clue how the ball went in,” said Klopp.
“City last year were champions and are still pretty good. We have to fight like crazy. The crowd was outstanding. They were really here to push us and at the end it helped.
“It is only positive. I said there are 500 ways to win a football game and today was slightly ugly. Who cares?
“I am really happy we don’t have any breaks now. We compete with the best team in world for one position and that is really hard.”