Goals missing ingredient for City

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Kilbane feels that Guardiola sees Stones as not being your traditional defender who essentially stops teams from scoring but as a player who starts off attacks from the back of their half.

Jurgen Klopp has defended Adam Lallana after the Liverpool midfielder apologised following his big miss against Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.

It's been a problem, but going back to the weekend, it was crucial that City produced the goods in the very next game against a very good Liverpool team. When you score goals, after that the game is in our hands and you have more control.

"After the way that we lost against Monaco, the most important thing for us is to be there the next year, in the Champions League again".

Interestingly, before Klopp took over the reins at Liverpool, they had been victorious in just one of their last 16 trips on the road to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and City.

"In my career I was a football player 11 years and I scored 11 goals". Raheem Sterling also had a late effort saved by Mignolet which was close to being a game-winner. In Monaco we didn't create in the first half.

After the break, the opening goal eventually came, with James Milner converting a spot-kick after Gael Clichy fouled Roberto Firmino.

But Kevin de Bruyne picked out Sergio Aguero, who fired first-time past Simon Mignolet to earn his side a point. They were eliminated from both FA Cup and League Cup and don't play in any European competition. "Disappointing not to get the three points once we went ahead, but maybe a draw was fair in the end".

The draw meant both sides dropped points in what is becoming a fierce battle to finish in the top four.

"How many teams can you remember in the history of the Premier League that have won the league with anything less than an extremely good defence?" How the Reds regret slipping up so often against the league's lower-placed side.

It may be hard to keep him amid interest from Barcelona, especially if Liverpool were to miss out on Champions League football next term, but the Reds have to do all they can to keep their best players, and Coutinho is certainly one of them. "The rest fight with all they have for the Champions League".

It's a bit surprising to see that Liverpool has more players injured or suspended than Manchester City despite having an easier schedule.