Liverpool and Man City draws - Can they still catch Chelsea?
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 4:20
Sergio Aguero's 69th-minute goal rescued a point for Manchester City in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday in a gripping Premier League game between two teams battling for Champions League qualification. "I am so proud", said the Spaniard, who won 21 trophies while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Pep Guardiola claims Manchester City's Champions League failure has only strengthened his belief in his footballing philosophies.
"After City's midweek showing they'd probably take it as well - I'm going for a 0-0 or 1-1". "That game showed me and I am even more convinced what I want to do".
Neville found the Etihad encounter a unusual game to analyse, with both teams creating plenty of opportunities but he did give the Reds back four credit for standing up to City's late pressure in the match. "Part of my job is to lift the players' heads and keep a focus on what we can still achieve". For us, this match is like a final because we have to beat them to move ahead of them in the table. The match will live stream on Sunday with third-place Manchester leading fourth-place Liverpool by a single point - though Manchester City also holds a game in hand - with Arsenal in fifth place, just five points off the pace.
Guardiola, victor of two Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles with Barcelona plus three Bundesliga titles with Bayern, said his side had deserved all three points.
Although he may have opened the scoring, from the penalty spot once again, this was still not one of Milner's better afternoons in a red shirt.
"You have to consider the situation we played in in this game, how we played against them, a top team".
"A few situations I thought we could've scored and Lallana was one, Sadio and all that stuff", the German said.
"I promise a lot of work".
Klopp has warned his squad they can not afford to be passive at the Etihad Stadium or they risk being bypassed by City's ball players and so the plan is likely to be to go on the attack.
"I feel supporters still think I'm the right person in the right place so we feel that trust and faith", Klopp told British media.
"After our defeat in the Champions League, for two days we were so, so sad and in the training sessions we didn't talk too much".
The 23-year-old is rapidly becoming one of Klopp's most important players.