For the fifth straight time, liverpool came away from a fixture against Manchester City without a win, as the two Premier League powerhouses finished with a 2-2 draw result on matchday 32.
Liverpool showed plenty of resilience over the course of the match, as it drew level with the reigning Premier League champions twice. Even after orchestrating a promising second half, Liverpool failed to find the back of the net for a third time, as it still remains in second place in the league table.
For veteran Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, he well recognizes that Manchester City is not a team that regularly drops points over a league campaign. Still, the veteran English international is not throwing in the towel on possibly securing the top spot in the table this season, which he spoke further about after the result.
“They don’t drop many points, we know that,” Henderson said. “We just gotta concentrate on ourselves, keep trying to win as many games as possible. If they do slip up we have to be there right behind them.
“We’ll keep going right until the end.”
From Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s standpoint, he was pleased to see the will from his team in the fixture, and overall, he has an eye on once again meeting Manchester City later this season.
“The second half was really intense, they needed breaks as well, but their counter attacks are not bad,” Klopp said after the match. “Their decision making is really good and they always pick the right player.
“I think it is a completely fine and deserved draw. We wanted to make sure they see my boys are exceptional as well.
“Seven games to go for both teams and we will not stop chasing now that’s for sure. Let’s make sure we are ready for Benfica, for this team at Wembley and then we will see who will have the better finish.”
Liverpool and Manchester City are set to face off in the FA Cup semifinals on April 16. For now, Liverpool will meet Portuguese side SL Benfica in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie on Wednesday.