The forward helped the home team with an impressive brace, leading his side to a 3-1 victory.
After a relatively uneventful start to the match, Jovetic opened up the scoring just before half-time thanks to a mistake by Liverpool's Alberto Moreno:
Phil McNulty of BBC Sport notes how the Manchester City player was able to take advantage of the misstep by the defender:
Meanwhile, David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror gives credit to a strong finish to secure the goal:
There was certainly a debate as to which side had performed better going into halftime, but it did not matter once the home squad was able to go into the intermission with a lead. Jovetic was a big reason for this thanks to his all-around play, which went beyond just the goal.
Squawka Football breaks down the full effort from the 24-year-old player:
Of course, Jovetic was not finished making contributions in this match. In the 55th minute, he was able to get onto the scoresheet again after scoring on a great pass from Samir Nasri:
Bleacher Report's Adam Hirshfield was one of many impressed with the finish to the play:
As ESPN FC points out, this continues a fantastic beginning to the 2014-15 season after struggling to get onto the pitch last year:
While earning a starting spot was far from guaranteed, ESPN's Janusz Michallik explains his impact:
The day could have actually been even better with a chance for a hat-trick, although he just missed, as described by Manchester City:
Jovetic was removed in the 80th minute for Fernandinho, but he clearly had a major impact on the match before coming out.
Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated argues that the young player is finally ready to live up to expectations now that he is healthy:
The former Fiorentina star joined Manchester City last season with high hopes, but he was only able to make two starts in league play all year. He totaled 13 appearances and managed three goals and an assist, but he is capable of a lot more.
According to Craig Hope of the Daily Mail, Jovetic recently explained:
I don’t want to speak about last year. I just want to look to the future. I am happy to be here and I know that I am going to be an important player for this club and I am happy to be a part of this team. Of course, I am expecting so much from me this season, I expect to score so many goals.
Based on this performance against one of the top teams in the EPL, it is clear he is ready for a much better year. He can become a consistent presence up front for Manchester City who can both score and create for others.
Adding a player of this ability alongside Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko (who received a knock today, per the club on Twitter), Yaya Toure, David Silva and others, and this club will be extremely difficult to stop.
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