The midfielder was Manchester City’s hero at the Etihad Stadium, where he scored twice, including the winner, to seal a fourth league championship in five years after being introduced as a 68th minute substitute.
Gundogan admits he had expected to start against Steven Gerrard’s side, but, rather than let his disappointment get the better of him, he channelled his frustrations into a display which will go down in City folklore.
“I was expecting to start that day," he said. "I was preparing myself because I was confident I would start the game.
“Finding myself sitting on the bench, I was frustrated, I was angry, I was disappointed, but, as competitive as we are, I try to make the best out of every situation.
“I tried to put that anger into my game a little but and that’s what drove me in the 20-25 minutes that I played and maybe that led to the two goals.”
Watch the video above to hear Gundogan’s reflections on that unforgettable day, as well as his thoughts on the 2022/23 campaign.