Manchester City suffered a disappointing end to 2016 as they were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool at Anfield.
In proof to how far Jurgen Klopp has progressed with his Reds side, at this stage at the end of 2015 his team lay seventh – heading into 2017 they now lie second, behind Chelsea.
Gigi Wijnaldum powered home a header after seven minutes from Adam Lallana’s cross to score the only goal of the game and give his side all three points.
In a game that was lacking in both sides creating genuine chances and performances that left a lot to be desired from a quality point of view, the Reds claimed a vital win against one of their title rivals as the Premier League moves into 2017.
The result leaves Liverpool second, six points off leaders Chelsea, while City go into the new year third, two points ahead of Arsenal but the Gunners have a game in hand over Pep Guardiola’s side.
DREAM TEAM POINTS
LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 5, Clyne 5, Lovren 8, Klavan 7, Milner 3, Lallana 5, Henderson 3, Can -1, Wijnaldum 13, Mane 0, Firmino 3
SUBS: Origi 0, Lucas 0
BOOKED: Can, Klavan
MAN CITY: Bravo 0, Zabaleta 3, Stones 0, Otamendi 2, Kolarov 3, Toure 3, Fernandinho 0, Sterling 0, Silva 0, De Bruyne 0, Aguero 0
SUBS: Navas 0, Iheanacho 0
STAR MAN: Gigi Wijnaldum