Manchester City continued to chase Arsenal at the top of the English Premier League football, after a big victory at home to Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday in the 29th round of the Premier League.
Egyptian captain Mohamed Salah scored for Liverpool in the 17th minute, making Salah Liverpool's all-time top scorer in the Premier League away from Anfield with 56 goals.
But 10 minutes later Julián Alvarez equalised for the hosts after a pass from England international Jack Grealish.
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A minute after the break, Algerian Riyad Mahrez sent a cross from the right side, from which Kevin De Bruyne scored the goal for City.
Seven minutes later, Ilkay Gundogan made it 3-1 for the reigning league champions after he followed up with a shot from defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Grealish rounded off the quadruple when he sent a pass to De Bruyne on the left to return it to him to send a creeping ground shot past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson in the 74th minute.
Reigning champions City raised their tally to 64 points from 28 games in second place, 5 points behind leaders Arsenal, who later meet Leeds United.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are stuck on 42 points from 27 games in sixth place.
City's big win came despite the absence of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland with a groin injury.
The 22-year-old has scored an exceptional 42 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions so far this season, including eight in the last two games, but he injured his groin against Burnley on March 8.