Aguero salvage point for Man City against Liverpool

Ross Houston
March 20, 2017

He said: "I never came here and said we are going to win one title".

The Citizens saw themselves go behind in the game shortly after half-time, when James Milner scored from the penalty spot, but Argentina forward Sergio Aguero managed to rescue a point for Guardiola's side in the 69th minute of the match.

De Bruyne struck the post following a goalmouth scramble on 75 minutes, while Adam Lallana wasted a gilt-edged opportunity from close range as both sides continued to attack.

The boss, a victor of 21 trophies with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, said: "This is one of the happiest days of my career as a manager".

"The same that he said in the press conference he said to us, he was really proud", Caballero told reporters. The spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days as a manager. But this miss, on the end of some brilliant play - and in a game where Liverpool had an astonishing 13 shots from inside the box - is a microcosm of Liverpool's season.

"Give me a few hours and then I'm happy", he said.

The soon-to be-free agents have yet to be offered new deals by the club and are now widely expected to leave the Etihad, with Toure's agent admitting last week that the midfielder has received a number of offers from other teams, including City's local rivals Manchester United.

Guardiola's feted coaching credentials again came under the microscope after City fell to a 3-1 defeat at Monaco on Wednesday, dumping them out of the Champions League on away goals. However, City responded with Sergio Aguero scoring to equalise and the match ended in a draw with both teams missing sitters late on.

That was the seventh time he had rattled the frame of the goal this season, more than any player in Europe's top five leagues.

"Obviously he is one of the best, if not the best, player technical wise I've ever worked with". I think we would all have accepted that before the game.

At half-time, Liverpool were firmly on the back foot, unable to test City goalkeeper Willy Caballero with anything of note and Klopp must have given his players a talking to, for they were more dominant side as the second half started. Had they been more clinical in front of goal and not conceded a penalty, they could have won.

According to Robson, City have long felt as though they could recoup in excess of £85 million for the striker if they were to sell, although now he'd reportedly be allowed to depart for nearer £50 million. "After City's midweek showing they'd probably take it as well - I'm going for a 0-0 or 1-1".

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