Both sides spurned numerous chances and had two penalty appeals each rejected in the first half.
However, he has been used at left-back throughout this season by Jurgen Klopp and made the new position his own. “I am so proud”, he told the Mirror.
“What happened this season is something I have never seen in my life”. This should give us confidence, but I don’t like to pay too much attention to the head to head records. It’s really not easy, or all the other teams would do it. I apologised for not hitting the target but the lads were fine.
On the game against Manchester City and Milner’s performance at left-back, stopping Raheem Sterling’s run, Can said that it was always going to be hard to play against the England worldwide but his team-mate did the job very well.
“I am a little bit disappointed at 1-0 we didn’t score the chances we had”. We have won each our last four games against the Blues and our last defeat against them came in August 2014.
“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”. But, of course it’s a success.
Philippe Coutinho barely got into the game in the first half.
Liverpool head into the worldwide break in fourth place – four points ahead of Manchester United, who have two games in hand.
In four days, City has to play away to Arsenal and Chelsea.
“But in this condition, out of the Champions League and playing against Liverpool, one of the top teams, how we played against their counter-attacking with [Roberto] Firmino and [Sadio] Mane, exceptional players, how we played with our character after two or three days means a lot”.
“We are still in the battle – that’s how it is”, he added.
“Me being me, I went into the dressing room and said sorry to them all”, the Englishman said, per the Mirror. Firmino will certainly start if he is ready, but I think Klavan will keep his place over Lovren, just for this week, based on recent performances.
Seven minutes after the interval, Ryan Bertrand’s left wing cross should have been cleared by Spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld, but James Ward-Prowse finished well at the far post. “Hopefully he can run in the second week of the worldwide break and then we will have to see”.
“There is one outstanding side this year and they will be champions probably”. This match could prove decisive for their Champions League hopes and that’s why they can’t settle for anything less than victory. “But we would not stop working and we would not stop believing in this project”.