Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said they passed the test against Manchester City after their 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Erling Haaland scored in the 27th minute to put the home team in front. This was Norwegian’s 50th goal in the Premier League as he continued his good form.
However, the Reds equalized when Trent Alexander-Arnold found the back of the net in the 80th minute. This draw also ended Manchester City’s 23-game winning run at the Etihad Stadium.
It is always a tough challenge for the touring team to even share the spoils at the Etihad Stadium but Liverpool was able to get a point out of the game.
“For us, I think it passed a test, I am not sure if it was the test,” Klopp said. “In a business where nobody has time, it is really difficult to ask for it and use it.
“Last year we had a team that played long together and we got completely under the wheels here [in a 4-1 defeat] and had no chance.
“Today we had a chance. I am not silly, if you ask who was more likely to win the game it was City, obviously. We want to be ready to give them a proper game and that is what we did.”
Meanwhile, the referee disallowed Rúben Dias goal with the score at 1-0. The Cityzens head coach Pep Guardiola said he didn’t watch the reply.
“I didn’t watch it but I had five flash interviews and all of them asked me the same question so maybe you watched it better than me,” Guardiola said.
“After the Newcastle-Arsenal action, I don’t know. I didn’t watch it. I’m incredibly pleased with the performance because in seven years we know exactly how tough they are and how good they are.”
Liverpool will next face LASK in the Europa League on Thursday at the Anfield.