Simon Mignolet delivers Twitter verdict after Liverpool draw v Manchester City
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 13:14
Ex-City man James Milner's 51st-minute penalty put Liverpool ahead at a soggy Etihad Stadium, but Sergio Aguero's leveller 21 minutes from time earned the hosts a deserved share of the spoils. "This is one of the most special days of my life".
"I am super happy".
It was just a surprise that there weren't more goals, and maybe more penalties as most of the first half seemed to be dominated by calls for them. "We have two doors still open for Champions League football".
The draw meant both sides dropped points in what is becoming a fierce battle to finish in the top four. "I think I made them feel important and trusted", said United boss Jose Mourinho.
Phillipe Coutinho has scored more Premier League goals against Manchester than any other team in the competition, however the young forward hasn't found the net since his side's 3-1 loss to Leicester last month.
It stayed like that until the 70th minute, Sergio Aguero sliding the equaliser into the bottom corner after a cracking low cross from de Bruyne.
"At Man United Football Club you can not say differently, we have to fight for the title", he said with the grandiose addition of "Football Club" attempting to appeal to supporters.
City have lost five of their past six meetings against the Reds, having been unable to defeat them since 2014.
Oh, and he also proclaimed that John Stones had "bigger balls" than anyone else in the post-match interview media room!
"The summary of the game is positive", the German said after reflecting on the game's missed chances.
The result took Liverpool four points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United - which has played two games fewer - ahead of the global break, and Milner was relieved not to have been left with a defeat to reflect on.
With both teams in love with going forward and scoring goals and generally not anxious about the defending part of the game, plenty of goals were expected, and while the chances to out the ball into the back of the net came, came and came some more, the players had an off day as far as finding the target was concerned. We usually win good games, but the bad games and the average games we need to be challenging too.
"I can only assure (people) they are going to play the way I want".
Manchester City and Liverpool played out a spectacular game of attacking football at the Etihad Stadium, but there was no victor to be found as the two teams drew 1-1.
The Liverpool manager leapt to the defence of his side's bitter rivals over the ridiculous manner with which fixtures for the Premier League's top teams was managed, as he told the Daily Mail about his side's own issues with the schedule in 2015/16. "All the rest must fight with everything they have until the end of season".