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Georginio Wijnaldum "disappointed" with Manchester City draw

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Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Marcha, 2017, 03:02

"He helped us a lot this game, he played a good game, intercepted a lot of balls, so there is no point in blaming him. We are fighting every single game to be in the four who qualify for the Champions League", he added.

The Argentina striker turned home Kevin De Bruyne's pinpoint cross as City fought back from conceding a penalty converted by former player James Milner in the 51st minute.

But he said: "I'm only disappointed not to score it because it could have been the difference on the day".

Adam Lallana has been described as perhaps the "best player, technical-wise", that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ever coached. Chelsea are seemingly running away with the title, so the objective for City and Liverpool is to finish in the top four.

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Liverpool.

Caballero said: "This is our trophy now". "It was hard to start this game. The rest of the teams are fighting a lot". Probably for him it was a clear penalty but in the first half we had a clear one as well. That his players managed to emerge with a point, through Sergio Aguero's 69th-minute goal, gave Guardiola a special feeling.

That City avoided defeat also owed much to an alert defensive display by oft-criticised centre-back John Stones, who produced two important blocks either side of half-time.

Caballero said: "To watch it was an fantastic game but for us it was a shame, disappointing, because we needed to win". I think the only very good thing is that we tried until the end, the very last minute and we couldn't (score again).

Liverpool's Juergen Klopp rued missed chances but agreed that a draw was a fair end to an eventful encounter.

United did not confirm details of dates, opposition or venues in a statement on their official website, although they are expected to play some fixtures as part of the preseason International Champions Cup (ICC) tournament.