Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Draw has Guardiola proud

Draw has Guardiola proud

We've seen enough Premier League football over the years to know that football managers don't always agree on things.

It was a match displaying numerous best qualities of the Premier League and was packed with incidents, controversies and missed chances as both sides focused on attack.

The draw left them third in the table still a point ahead of Liverpool, who have played a game more.

"The problem is, if you do something like this [draw at City] usually it is really positive, but in our case it is not only because it means we could have done better in the other games".

Pep Guardiola definitely has a poster of himself above his fireplace. And they got rewarded for their patience in the 69th minute, when Kevin De Bruyne sent in a low cross for Aguero to guide home from the first post. Both sides failed to take advantage of a host of chances and had two penalty appeals each rejected in the first half.

"Maybe it's okay, but I'm not happy in this moment", he told Sky Sports.

It is not just today, I have thought a lot: "'What more can I do to get my players to score goals?' But in my career I scored 11 goals - one goal a year - so what can I say to Sergio [Agüero]?"

However, the Argentinian did much better midway through the second half as he arrived right on cue to sidefoot home the equaliser from a ideal delivery from the right from De Bruyne. If we do it, it's a success and if we don't do it, we'll be disappointed. I think that makes the game interesting.

Although Klopp thought the Reds "deserved to win a little bit more", the draw keeps them in the top four, although Manchester United and Arsenal are close behind.

Manchester City and Liverpool produced a cracking game at the Etihad on Sunday, with the clash somehow producing only two goals after both sides spurned a number of great chances.

"I never promise titles, never in my life, even when I went to Bayern Munich after they won the treble with Jupp Heynckes".

Adam Lallana has been described as perhaps the "best player, technical-wise", that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ever coached.

However, they can't count on facing Top 7 sides who are willing to come out and play after the Merseyside derby return against Everton at Anfield following the worldwide break.

Jurgen Klopp believes Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side were a flawless footballing role model and the Liverpool boss expects his old Bundesliga adversary to be a success at Manchester City.

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