Any side outside of the top three or four in the Premier League are terrified of City and even though they are a fine team, they have an aura that is intimidating opponents into submission before a ball is kicked.
The goal was the 30-year-old striker's 150th in the Premier League, making him only the ninth to reach that mark.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, Carragher has outlined his belief that Liverpool will only be able to win the Premier League if City lose focus in the second half of the season as the Citizens look to win their first European Cup.
Liverpool beat their Champions League opponents Red Star Belgrade 4-0 at home a fortnight ago but switched off in the return leg this week and were comprehensively beaten in Serbia. In the last month of last season, I couldn't have been more down.
The Blues - who are now unbeaten - climbed above Liverpool into second place after their 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Of course, these things are virtual guarantees in the eyes of many fans, which is why very few folks were shocked to see what transpired when they met at the weekend.
Morata's omission could be deemed a surprise given he has recently found form, with six goals in seven appearances. "We know that we can still do better and the League is very tough - you have to fight for every game".
The win means that City are now top of the table, two points clear of Chelsea in second and Liverpool in third. Marcos Alonso played a good diagonal pass to find Pedro who fired past Hennessey in the visitor's goal.
While Liverpool were on top of the log after Saturday's games, they have now dropped to the third spot as Manchester City reclaimed the number one position and Chelsea climbed to second spot. There is a chance Hazard could start and be taken off at half time but I think he's more likely to introduce him from the bench. But Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is keen on beating the Premier League champions when they meet each other on December 8.