Manchester City charged with misconduct in Liverpool game

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     City conceded six goals to Monaco over two legs

GETTY City conceded six goals to Monaco over two legs

In their last fixture before the March global break, Manchester City fought back for a point against visiting Liverpool on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium. "I can't wait for that one especially", the 24-year-old said.

The result keeps City in third place - a point above Liverpool with a game in hand - and Caballero says it's vital that they finish in the top four to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Liverpool had a similarly overloaded January, but Jurgen Klopp specifically brought attention to the furor he had last April when Liverpool had to play at Swansea City at noon after arriving back from the first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Villarreal at 4 am.

It was skipper James Milner who stepped up to slot home the penalty to put the visitors ahead on the night.

Want your voice heard? With 10 minutes left, Firmino fed the ball to Lallana who failed to connect with the ball from 6 yards - it would have been a fine team goal. "It could have proven to be the victor and it was a big moment in the game", the former Southampton man added.

Despite a career that boasts nearly 40 major trophies with some of the world's biggest football clubs, Pep Guardiola regarded Sunday's wet and windy stalemate with Liverpool as one of the "most special days" of his career. At Manchester City it's like this.

After the game, Guardiola gave an oddly positive interview, describing Sunday as "one of the happiest days of my life as a manager".

"In the game, he played very well, and it wasn't an easy game for him against Raheem".

The last time these two sides faced off was on new year's day.

After a hard-earned draw at the Etihad, here are my three key takeaways. I will try to learn from that and speak to the people close to me about how we can improve and make the team better next season.

For Liverpool, Ragnar Klavan started alongside Joel Matip, and the Estonian's performance generated a mixed response from fans on social media after the game.

And the second half proved a similar story as he was quick to off his line to deny Firmino once more.

City now sit third in the table - level on points with Spurs and just one point ahead of Liverpool - so it couldn't be tighter behind the league leaders.

That set up 20 minutes of exciting, end to end action as both sets of players went all out in search of the winning goal.

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