Klopp Confirms Duo Will Miss Man City, Two Others Doubtful
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 6:34
After a rain-soaked first half the reds took the lead early in the second half through a James Milner penalty, before Aguero levelled with 20 minutes left.
Arsenal suddenly look the most vulnerable of them following four defeats in five league games and with continuing uncertainty about whether Arsene Wenger will still be their manager next season.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, though, was proud of the way his players responded after going out of the Champions League. "The spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days as a manager".
A controversial penalty was awarded to Liverpool in the 51st minute of the game when Man City's Gael Clichy tripped Roberto Firmino in the penalty box.
It was breathless stuff as Liverpool then broke clear and as Firmino squared for Lallana, the England midfielder somehow failed to connect cleanly for one of the misses of the season.
Sadio Mane capitalised on some poor defending by Otamendi to get ahead of the Argentine and in on goal, but wanted a penalty after he slowed down and contact was made between the pair.
They have the third best away record in the Premier League (perhaps the best as they have away games in hand on Chelsea and Manchester City). You have to consider the situation we played this game, how we played against them, a top team - they have exceptional players - means a lot to me.
For better or worse they are stubborn and want their teams to play open, attacking soccer as they often neglect defense. We let them recover on the pitch, so they came back.
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp rued missed chances but agreed that a draw was a fair end to an eventful encounter. "He has had a few problems with a calf which we couldn't sort quickly enough".
Manchester City and Liverpool, two of the Premier League's great entertainers, are sprinting toward the 2016-17 season's finish line.
He added: "In Barcelona and Bayern Munich, when we went out of the Champions League I know what they said".
At White Hart Lane, Tottenham proved they can thrive without leading scorer Harry Kane and closed the gap on Chelsea to 10 points.
"We were sad and that's why I'm so happy".
After 90 minutes jam-packed with action and controversy, the two sides settled on a 1-1 draw after James Milner and Sergio Aguero both scored for their respective sides.