It was a highly significant moment - not only in terms of asserting Manchester City's dominance over Liverpool, but in allaying a fear that had lingered since the start of the year.
When Sergio Aguero was played clean through by Fernandinho, you'd have bet your bottom dollar on the prolific Argentine striker slotting home his second goal of the game.
Instead, to the surprise of everyone, Aguero slipped the ball to his left, allowing Gabriel Jesus the chance to aim at an open goal. The young Brazilian was never going to miss.
Sergio Aguero (left) watches on after teeing up strike partner Gabriel Jesus (right) to put Manchester City 3-0 up against Liverpool on Saturday
The Brazilian makes no mistake and Aguero starts to celebrate as the ball hits the net
Jesus is quick to turn and show his appreciation to Aguero for the assist
The pair embrace after another major impact playing together for Manchester City
It was a moment that confirmed definitively to City manager Pep Guardiola - and all other observers - that Aguero and Jesus would be able to play together.
'That means a lot for me, what Sergio did - a lot,' said Guardiola after the eventual 5-0 win.
'Strikers are always: 'I want to score more than my team-mate,' but it is still important to have the ability to choose the right decision, as Sergio did.
'When it happens the next time, Gabriel is going to do that for Sergio.'
It must have been a weight off the mind for Guardiola, a coach blessed with an embarrassment of riches in his team's attack.
Aguero and Jesus are both devastatingly effective strikers but evidently neither is too selfish that they cannont play in tandem with one another and both score plenty of goals.
Aguero and Jesus are working together in tandem incredibly effectively this season
Pep Guardiola has successfully found a way to accommodate Aguero and Jesus in his side
Aguero has scored 172 goals for City and is an indisputable club legend, but plenty of fans wondered what would happen to the 29-year-old when the club signed Jesus back in January.
Here was an outrageously talented 20-year-old bursting with potential and apparently not at all fazed by the rigours of Premier League football.
Jesus scored seven times in 10 league appearances in the second half of last season despite missing most of that time with a metatarsal fracture.
Four goals in his first five matches this season have confirmed he is no flash in the pan, rather a young talent who