Pep Guardiola told players how happy he was after Liverpool - Willy Caballero

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Following their draw at Manchester City, Liverpool are not next in action until after the global break when they take on local rivals Everton at Anfield in the Merseyside derby.

"When you score goals, after that the game is in our hands and you have more control", he said.

City's players, Guardiola revealed, had been moping around the training ground - "they were so, so sad" - since the team's Champions League elimination by Monaco on Thursday, and now faced a direct rival for the top four that specialises in winning heavyweight Premier League games. "To achieve that target, you have to be clinical".

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.

City squandered a glut of chances late on, with Aguero particularly culpable, but despite identifying his side's profligacy as a key failing, Guardiola said there was nothing he could do to improve it.

"In my career I was a football player 11 years and I scored 11 goals".

"There is one outstanding, consistent side this year and they will be champions probably", Klopp said.

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"So can you imagine what advice I can say to Sergio and the other guys about scoring goals?"

"At 1-1 we had the big chance with Adam Lallana but we didn't take it so that's what makes me a little bit disappointed but I think it's a fair result".

"But the box is the box".

And after watching his side play out a thrilling draw with top four-rivals Liverpool on Sunday, Guardiola stated that there would be many changes ahead of next season, that's despite also claiming he was "happy" with the players now at his disposal. "When you score a goal it's because you have that talent". "More balls than everyone here", Guardiola told reporters at the Etihad Stadium.

"I saw him at 17 playing for Milton Keynes as a holding midfielder", the Spurs manager said.

Liverpool have no more games against the current top six in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp is aware that he needs to significantly bolster his Liverpool squad in the summer months in order to prevent another mid-season collapse like the one suffered this campaign. "They're more emotional than the Germans".

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