Liverpool is still licking its wounds after going down 3-1 against West Ham United.
Mario Balotelli scored his debut goal and skipper Steven Gerrard nabbed the late winner via a penalty.
After demolishing City 3-0, seventh-placed Arsenal have failed to reach the same high notes.
The Liverpool player has established himself as the spearhead in England's attack.
Liverpool showed their ability to cope with the loss of star striker Luis Suarez.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has returned to Danish side Brondby.