Manuel Pellegrini demands response from Manchester City after Anfield defeat

Manuel Pellegrini demands response from Manchester City after Anfield defeat

Manuel Pellegrini demands response from Manchester City after Anfield defeat

Manchester United are now level on points with fourth placed City after a late dramatic goal from Juan Mata sealed a 1-0 win at home to Watford.

There was plenty to talk about after the full time whistle.

Jordan Henderson went close from a set piece in the 84th minute, but there was no other drama as the time wore out and Liverpool claimed a morale-boosting win to hamper City's title aspirations.

Vincent Kompany accepts Manchester City now have no margin for error in the title race. "We lost the final on Sunday and we needed to show we were greedy in this game".

While City may be struggling, Villa are in disarray having only won three league matches all season to leave them sit eight points adrift of safety with 10 games to go.

I was amazed at City's attitude at Anfield, if I am honest.

Performing with grit and determination off the ball, Lallana took a more decisive approach in attack, looking to move play forwards quickly, rather than dallying in possession.

Arsenal are now six-points behind leaders Leicester, and they face a tough away trip to Tottenham on Saturday. They remain in the Champions League mix after being all but guaranteed progression into the quarter-finals thanks to an impressive first leg performance against Dynamo Kyiv.

And Klopp felt everyone played well as he praised a series of players for their display and the team for their response to disappointment as he urged them to keep the same attitude for the rest of the campaign.

City have a game in hand though with United, West Ham and Stoke also immediately above Liverpool in the table.

The frustration for Milner and Liverpool is the huge gulf in quality between Klopp's side when it is at its best compared to their poor displays.

Milner was in the thick of the action again when Lallana played the ball back from the byline for Clyne who knocked it on for the former City man to fire just wide of the near post. "It wasn't the plan for Flanno to take Raheem out of the game".

Pellegrini bemoaned the lack of preparation his side had for this contest following a long journey back from Ukraine after last Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg win over Dynamo Kiev and then Sunday's Wembley final - which lasted 120 minutes before City's penalty shootout win. Let us know by dropping a comment below via our Facebook comment box.

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