Manchester City vs Liverpool

Premier League Manchester City Liverpool play out exhilarating 1-1 draw at the Etihad

Manchester City required a second-half equalizer from Sergio Aguero to take a point off of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and retain its position as third in the Premier League.

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.

The game wasn't finished and City had one final chance but Aguero somehow skied a volley over the bar after some good work from De Bruyne on the right to ensure both teams got a point each.

After crashing out of the Champions League to Monaco midweek, Manchester City will be looking to bounce back quickly against Liverpool, who have been a thorn in their side in recent fixtures.

For Liverpool, the addition of a proven goalscorer capable of taking the kind of chances that Adam Lallana, glaringly, and Roberto Firmino, not quite so, failed to would make them a so much more formidable proposition. That's how it is.

"After the Champions League, the last few days at training people were so, so, sad", said Guardiola.

Manchester City and Liverpool shared the spoils from an action-packed 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. But, of course it's a success.

They have also played two more matches than Manchester United and Arsenal with them four points clear of United and six points ahead of the Gunners.

"There's one outstandingly consistent side (Chelsea) this year and they will be champions probably and that's well deserved and all the rest fight with all they have for the Champions League", he said.

A win for Everton puts them - temporarily - three points adrift of Liverpool and a win for the Reds means going level on points with second placed Spurs, even if they'd have a game in-hand. In the first half alone, there was Nicolas Otamendi's pull on Sadio Mane as the Liverpool forward ran clean on goal, Milner's clip on the ankle of Raheem Sterling as the City winger looked set for a tap-in, and Ragnar Klavan's apparent tug on Aguero in the same move.

"Both teams went for it and it was a good game for the neutral. I have played him a lot and it is hard to play his teams".

Lallana's miss among other factors left Klopp feeling his side could have come away with more than a point.

All three of their losses have come away but more significantly, they have won just four times on the road. Overall we played well, and this is how we should be playing week in week out. Monaco are flying in the league and in the Champions League, too. I never said it on my first day in Barcelona.

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