Bernardo Silva sets staggering 2018/19 PL record during Man City 2-1 Liverpool

Manchester City v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Manchester City are well and truly back in the title hunt following Thursday night's 2-1 victory over league leaders Liverpool.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane either side of Roberto Firmino's 64th-minute header sealed victory for Pep Guardiola's men.

It means they're now four points behind Liverpool, whose unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an abrupt end at the Etihad.

City were the better side as they played Liverpool at their own game by relentlessly pressing them all over the pitch.

One man who epitomised the Citizens' energy was Bernardo Silva, who didn't stop running throughout the 90 minute and earned huge praise from his manager afterwards.

"He did everything, he won all his duels," said Guardiola of the Portuguese, per Goal. "He's the smallest one. He showed again that you don't need to be [tall].

"Of course I would prefer to have a taller team or a more physical team than we have, but our way is what we think about and he was incredible.

"I haven't see a performance like he did in a long time - and not just with the ball because he's precise, he's clean [and] he's clever.

Manchester City v Liverpool FC - Premier League

"He fought with [Virgil] van Dijk in the air, making his duel uncomfortable. He was incredible."

Silva may not have scored or assisted but his work rate alone was deserving of the man-of-the-match award, especially judging by the Premier League record he set during the game.

According to @OptaJoe, the 24-year-old covered 13.7 kilometres (8.5 miles) against Liverpool - more than any other player so far this season.

Unreal. Even Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher waxed lyrical about Silva after the game by saying he was one of the two best players on the pitch.

"Enjoyed the game not the result," he tweeted. "The intensity from Man City in midfield was excellent with Fernandinho & Bernardo Silva the two best players on the pitch.

"[Liverpool] need to get back to 4231, I can understand 433 tonight but it didn’t work & we need to move away from it."

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