Despite a combination of nerves and fatigue at the end of a gruelling festive period, the game swung from end to end in the second-half. You can not blink. You get punished, all the games are high tension, so you have to be careful all the time.' City found a different way to win against Jurgen Klopp's side, defending courageously late on to preserve their lead.
The match was marred with a fair share of controversies.
On the Manchester United vs Reading game, Owen said: "Manchester United v Reading United have lost just one of their 14 FA Cup ties against Reading and that was back in 1927!"
Speaking on the Blackpool vs Arsenal game, Owen said: "Blackpool v Arsenal Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine games against Blackpool and they knocked the Tangerines out of the League Cup at the Emirates earlier in the season. Was it not? All right", Kompany told Sky Sports.
"If Mo is on his feet - not in the moment when he jumps over him - we talk differently (about the outcome)".
The Merseysiders have only three matches remaining against "big six" opposition - two of those are at home, against Chelsea and Spurs, while they go to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on February 24. Assuming, that Nuno Espirito Santo rotates his attack a bit, Doherty might be key on Monday.
If Wolves have been hard to predict this term then Liverpool have been the complete opposite, at least in the Premier League. "But it's all okay, we lost the game because they scored two and we scored one". It's been too long, really, for a club like this. The ball then almost crossed for a Liverpool goal but it was somehow cleared just before it went over the line.
Rafael Camacho of Liverpool and Tyias Browning of Everton in action during the PL2 game at Goodison Park on November 25, 2018 in Liverpool, England. 'We're just four points behind them and they know it'.
Fernandinho sat out City's back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester City last month, with John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan providing uneasy alternatives at the base of Guardiola's midfield as Liverpool were gifted the initiative. And that is precisely how Liverpool's players would have felt on Friday morning.
Without it, Liverpool could now be heading over the horizon toward their first championship since 1990, but they have now been dragged back into a title race by Pep Guardiola's men.
Wolves can be backed at [4.0] to win (the Draw is [3.7]) but with Santo expected to leave some of his big names out then it would be a stretch for me to have any more confidence about the away victory. It's going to be very tough, we must prepare well.