Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1: The Final Whistle

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TAW contributors with talking points straight from the ground as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Manchester City.

Heart And Fight

Thought the Reds were fantastic there, to be honest — loads of heart and fight, but quality too. City know they’ve been in a game there. @robbohuyton

We’ll point to certain situations where we could have done better but they will too. We were in a tough game and held our own. They battled tough and nearly did the business. A point at City never a bad result. @johngibbonsblog

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Liverpool's Manager Jürgen Klopp during match against Manchester City in the FA Premier League at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Gavin Trafford/Propaganda)

Mixing It With The Best

Nice to be able to go and mix it at these places though, isn’t it? He could lose every top six away for the next three years and still have outdone Rafa Benitez on these types of games and he’s only had one full season of them. @PhilBlundell

Klopp’s record against the top seven in all comps now reads played 24, won 12, drawn 11, lost one. It’s not a bad base for good days to come, is it? @robbohuyton

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring his teams first goal from the penalty spot against Manchester City during the FA Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Gavin Trafford/Propaganda)

The Midfield

Emre Can was an absolute beast in midfield. Well impressed with him today. Getting his foot in, getting his body in, but putting us on the front foot as well. The midfield in general was superb — Lallana working his balls off, loads of quality from Wijnaldum, who apparently can’t play away from home… We just need to add a few more quality wise for options off the bench. @robbohuyton

Can and Wijnaldum were brilliant, Firmino too wasteful and everything we do this summer should be directed at beefing this squad up and finding solutions as to how we stop conceding two-three goals in these away games against shite teams. @PhilBlundell

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Manchester City's David Silva during the FA Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Gavin Trafford/Propaganda)

Gini Wijnaldum

Just found myself thinking about Gini loads. What the fuck was he doing fucking about at Newcastle? @johngibbonsblog

He’s amazing. @C_Hannan7

Mad innit. He won the league as PSV captain and then ended up at those dickheads. @PhilBlundell

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action against Manchester City during the FA Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Opposition Reaction

Pep Guardiola is describing it as one of the happiest days of his life as a manager! @robbohuyton

The Conclusion

Fucking exhausting, that. @PaulSenior1

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5 Comments

  1. paul ewart

    Agree with all of the above. Bobby F gives a lot, but we need a centre forward on the counter: a runner ahead of the midfielders. Too often they had no-one to hit today.

  2. To paraphrase an old Scottish tune, Gini is my darling. The player that most warms the cockles of my heart.

    That said, I freely admit spending the entire 90 of every game (mentally) shouting, “Just get it up to Mane!” The man is superhuman in my estimation. Imagine what we’d be seeing if we had another brilliant, rapid bastard in the side. And I just love the expression on his face, all the time.

    And even when Matip has a relatively uninspiring game, I just love the calm he brings with him. Every attack, every set piece against us, left me feeling a sense of imminent doom. Now I just feel the oneness of the universe. Can’t get him a proper partner soon enough!

    • I second, third and fourth this.

      What he did to Otamendi was surely some sort of crime. It’s been a long while since we had someone with that level of pace. As you say, get him someone on the other side and watch us swallow teams whole.

  3. great game,

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