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City managed to get their own back on Spurs following their Champions League quarter-final defeat in midweek.

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was happy to admit he got it wrong with Spurs.

“I have to be honest, I thought they were going to turn up here today and get rolled over,” he said after the match.

There were fears from Liverpool supporters that City would be a wounded animal today against the north Londoners but they just about did enough to earn three points.

Phil Foden marked a rare start with the winning goal, when he headed home inside five minutes.

Souness praised Tottenham for a memorable week but claimed they will need to start taking points off the big sides if they have big ambitions beyond this season.

“They really have developed as a team,” the Liverpool hero said.

“They turned up here in midweek and it was a fabulous game of football.

“I think maybe the stats man can shout in my ear here, they’ve lost a lot of games against the big sides back-to-back.

“That’s something they have to improve on if next year they want to challenge for this league next year.

“Tottenham are a really good team, not a big enough squad.

“Over a long hard season and if you go far in a European competition you need plenty of players.”

Spurs could count themselves unlucky not to have a penalty in the second half.

Dele Alli tried to get past his former team-mate Kyle Walker when the ball struck the defender’s arm.

Co-commentator Gary Neville was adamant it should have been given.

He said: “Michael Olivier had a great position… Ooooo – it’s a clear penalty for me.”

Souness also thinks that Liverpool now need to win all their games to win the league.

“Liverpool’s form has been sensational,” he told Sky Sports.

“And they know they’ve got to win every game now starting tomorrow.

“They know they have difficult games, but they will stay right behind them.

“I think they will have to win every single game to win this league.

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