Arsenal started the season with a pair of defeats but it's now nine wins in a row for Unai Emery's charges after chalking up their biggest win of campaign, a 5-1 crushing of the Cottagers.
"They are a top side even if we win, the way they play".
"I said it before the game and I wasn't telling lies - Hearts are where they are on merit".
City quickly neutralized Liverpool's threat by keeping possession for long periods without forcing Alisson Becker into a save before the break.
Liverpool will be looking to getting back to winning ways, having gone without a victory in their last three games in all competitions.
Ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp hails Pep Guardiola as the world's greatest manager. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports Gold, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the NBC Sports app.
The manager felt his side, who played the last half hour with ten men after Michael Smith's dismissal, gifted the hosts two goals in the opening 12 minutes but generally performed well enough to have taken something from the game had they been more ruthless at both ends of the pitch. This should be no different. "So if you want them then come with loads of money".
CRAIG LEVEIN was frustrated that Hearts gifted Rangers crucial first half goals as the league leaders went down 3-1 at Ibrox. For what? We arrive there, both sides, to play a Premier League game. That's when we will find consistency.
"When we came back from global break last time, it was so hard", he said.
"We lost Milly [James Milner to injury] in the first half, which is a big blow".
Hearts have really lit up the league race, and I think it's wonderful to see such an open table.
"That's all we need to know".
While talking about the recent performance of Salah, Pep said "He is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future", and added "But a guy who has the quality to score 50 goals in a season always has that quality". This was a very good game and the City games (have been) very good games. It feels much easier to say it was a penalty when they didn't score with it, but I saw it and I don't think there's a lot to discuss about.
Mohamed Salah, who failed to score in a league match at Anfield for only the second time since December 26, then fired over the crossbar at the other end nine minutes later.