Diogo Jota joined Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in a four-pronged Liverpool attack to take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Jota has enjoyed an impressive start to life with the Premier League champions since joining from Wolves, scoring seven goals in 10 appearances across all competitions.
The Portugal international netted a hat-trick in the 5-0 midweek demolition of Atalanta in the Champions League, when Firmino had to be content with a place on the bench.
Jurgen Klopp recalled the centre-forward, whose Brazil team-mate Gabriel Jesus was named to lead the City attack for the first time since suffering an injury in their opening Premier League win at Wolves.
Jesus was on target when he came on in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against Olympiacos, when Ferran Torres scored his third goal in as many Champions League outings.
The boys going into battle!
XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (C), Torres, Sterling, Jesus
SUBS | Steffen, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Foden, Garcia
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2020
The Spain youngster completed City’s forward trident alongside Jesus and Raheem Sterling, with Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva among the substitutes, where there was no place for Riyad Mahrez.
Liverpool knew victory would send them back to the top of the table and open up an eight-point advantage over City, who have played a game less.
Nevertheless, Klopp’s men have struggled in this fixture, losing on each of their past three league trips to east Manchester – results that tally to a cumulative scoreline of 11-1.