Liverpool and Man City draws - Can they still catch Chelsea?


It marked the first time in his career Guardiola has not led a side under his control to the semi-finals of the competition and, ahead of facing Klopp's Liverpool on Sunday, City lie third in the Premier League - 10 points behind runaway leaders Chelsea. "We know we need to work on that and our record against them needs to be better".

Willy Caballero felt Manchester City had done their manager proud after reacting to their dismal Champions League exit with a bright performance against Liverpool.

Liverpool opened the scoring in the 2 half through James Milner's ice-cool penalty against his former club.

Guardiola's side equalised in the 69 minute when Kevin De Bruyne whipped in an excellent cross and Sergio Aguero slotted home for his 25 goal of the season.

Whether Liverpool qualify for the Champions League or not, manager Jurgen Klopp will be eyeing summer reinforcements, and defence is one area of concern for the Reds.

"The only thing we didn't do was score more goals".

The first half ended goalless but both teams had penalty shouts waived off by referee Micheal Oliver. We arrived here against Liverpool, who haven't had European football and had all week to prepare, and how we fight and how we run and how we showed spirit. Both teams went for it and I'm sure it was a good game for a neutral. And Milner, the former City man, converted the spot kick for the game's opening tally a minute later. But they regularly fail to finish them or concede due to individual errors at the back, which doesn't reflect well on the players.

"I am a little bit disappointed at 1-0 we didn't score the chances we had".

"After the game Adam immediately said to me sorry, and I thought 'why?'" he is quoted by the Echo.

Jesse Lingard added a stunning second in the 62 minute before Rudy Gestede got one back for Middlesbrough in the 77 minute.

In contrast to Tottenham, it's the away form that has been the saving grace for Manchester United. That is why I am so, so happy. The attitude of the boys was magnificent.

"I'm really focused on the moment and if I think about something then it's the future". "Why? Because we lived through a tough two days after being out of the Champions League with our mood at what happened in Monaco".

From a manager who twice won the Champions League with Barcelona that was some statement, and especially so as two points were dropped in the battle for top-four places.