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Summary

  1. Second-placed Reds go four points above City
  2. Wijnaldum headed home Lallana's cross
  3. Aguero started for Man City after returning from ban
  4. Klopp faced Guardiola for first time in England

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And that's it. One of the craziest years in football history - which saw Leicester City crowned Premier League champions - is over.

    I wonder what 2017 has in store? It all begins with Watford versus Tottenham tomorrow at 13:30 GMT and I'll be back in the live text commentary hotseat for that one.

    Whatever you are doing tonight, have a good one and I'll see you next year.

  2. Post update

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    Happy scenes in the Liverpool dressing room. App users may need to click on the above link to see a half naked Simon Minoglet surrounded by his team-mates.

  3. '13 wins in a row? Not bad'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "We cannot look at Chelsea, they are unbelievably strong with 13 wins in a row. Not bad. 

    "Can you imagine how annoying it is when you win 13 games in a row and we are only six points behind? The league is unbelievably difficult this year."

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    Video caption: Liverpool 1-0 Man City: Pep Guardiola says City are better than performance shows

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says that the Sky Blues are better than their performance at Anfield shows after a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.

  5. Henderson suffers heel injury

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Jurgen Klopp says Jordan Henderson picked up a heel and injury and he would have to "wait and see" how bad it is.

  6. The table

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    This is how the table looks at the end of 2016. Manchester City could drop to fifth by the end of New Year's Day, with Arsenal and Tottenham both in action tomorrow.

  7. 'I'll walk the dog'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Liverpool

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp tells BT Sport there will be New Year's Eve celebrations at his house - but he won't be part of them.

    "I take the dog and have a sleep."

    And on Jordan Henderson's substitution: "It's a bit of a problem with the heel. I don't know exactly what it is. I hope it's not too serious."

  8. Phil McNulty Faceboook live

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    What does our chief football writer Phil McNulty think about the final Premier League game of 2016?

    He's live on Facebook right now and you can put your questions to him by clicking on the above link.

  9. 'It was an equal game'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on BT Sport: "It was an equal game. The goal made it difficult against a team who use the counter attack like a master. The second half was much better.

    "We have to wake up for another game. We need to focus and work – we can’t think about the big goals."

    Pep Guardiola
  10. MOTD running order...

    Match of the Day

    The running order for tonight's Match of the Day is out. After failing to live up to expectations, Liverpool v Manchester City is down towards mid-table.

    Be warned - it's on a different channel at a different time tonight, BBC Two at 22:00 GMT.

    Chelsea v Stoke

    Manchester United v Middlesbrough

    Liverpool v Manchester City

    Swansea v Bournemouth

    Burnley v Sunderland

    Southampton v West Brom

    Leicester v West Ham 

    Hull v Everton 

  11. 'I don’t care about criticism of our defence'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Liverpool

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on past criticism of his side's defending.

    "I know everyone talks about our defence. It’s not about avoiding goals – that’s the end product – it's about how we work together.

    "I think we have the smallest number of shots on our goal in the league. Tonight the concentration level was outstanding.

    "I don’t care about criticism of our defence. You always pick out things that aren't right but that's how goals are."

  12. 'A wonderful goal'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Liverpool

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaking to BBC Sport: "The quality of Man City, the situation – when you invest so much in a game like this at the end you want to have it all. Thank God we got it because we play again on Monday.

    "It was difficult. We couldn't create too many chances. We defended really well. It was a wonderful goal.

    "We probably had the bigger chances. The second half our biggest problems were when we gave the ball away. I don’t know of any real chances or them."

    Klopp reacts
  13. 'Little details make the difference'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking to BBC Sport: "We started really good. The first chance they have the score so it was always difficult. First half we didn't create much, second half we were a little better. It is what it is. There were not too many clear chances. In these kind of games the little details make the difference.

    "We have to focus on the next game, not on the target or the Premier League, now is Burnley. Now we start the second road and see what can happen."

  14. 'People don't think I can head the ball'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Liverpool

    Liverpool goal scorer Georginio Wijnaldum on BT Sport: “It was a good goal. A good cross from Adam Lallana. I was there to make the header. Like Alan Shearer? He makes a lot of headers, but so do I. People don’t think I can head because I’m not really tall. But when I was younger I trained a lot on headers.

    “My team-mates make me feel at home. It was easy to settle in the team. The people who work at the club helped me arrange a house and all those sorts of things. I can concentrate on football.”

  15. Quiet night for Aguero

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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    Not a vintage Sergio Aguero display on his return to the side. He didn't touch the ball once inside the Liverpool area...

  16. 'One of our worst performances'

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    Liverpool

    Liverpool's James Milner on BT Sport: "It’s a tough game, they’re a top, top team. It was just about the result. Arguably it’s one of the worst performances for how we want to play. But it was a gutsy performance.

    “We had to grind out the result. You can’t always win games the way you want. It’s a massive victory. There’s a long way to go but it’s pleasing to be up there at Christmas.”

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    David Simpson: Wijnaldum. Man of the Match. Again I think. He's been superb. Just like against Stoke.

    Nemanja Lazarevic: Imagine if James Milner had played left-back all his life. Poor man's Philipp Lahm.

    Totum: Just left Anfield. Ken Dodd gets a Knighthood, LFC beat City. Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess.

    It's been a decent day for Liverpool fans so far.

    Georginio Wijnaldum
  18. What next?

    Liverpool 1-0 Man City

    It'll be an early night for the Liverpool and Manchester City players as they go again in just two days' time. Manchester City are at home to Burnley while Liverpool travel to Sunderland.

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    Dav Gaddu: Guardiola may be a gentleman who doesn't have a huge ego like Jose but at a reported £15m salary and top players this is poor.

    Vinesh Halai: I thought Pep was meant to revolutionise English football! I think the Pep talks are not working!

    AbhieSpeaks: You put Moyes in charge of that Barcelona or Bayern teams and he would come out as winner. Pep is an overrated joke.

    Pep Guardiola