The Mirror reports when Gabriel Jesus' stoppage-time 'winner' against Tottenham in August was disallowed - with VAR showing the ball had brushed City team-mate Aymeric Laporte's arm in the build-up - it immediately looked a key moment in the battle between Manchester City and Liverpool .
City had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to Spurs, dropping points in just the second game - while six games later Liverpool still have a 100% record.
But Jurgen Klopp's side wouldn't have won all eight games if it wasn't for VAR. Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta had a goal disallowed in Liverpool's 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge, which had it stood would have cost the Reds two points.
So without VAR, Liverpool would have 22 points to City's 18 - a rather less imposing gap of four points.