Pep Guardiola thinks that his sides 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield was a good result, considering the strength of the opposition’s attacking options.
While last year’s Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Man City was a classic, with Jurgen Klopp’s men winning 4-3 in a breathtaking display of attacking football, this time around, it was a much more cagey affair.
Both side’s seemed to slightly tweak their philosophies out of respect for the attacking talents of their opponents, and speaking after the game, Man City boss Pep Guardiola praised his side’s patience, although admitted that they didn’t create an awful lot of chances.
“We competed and we controlled them in terms of the counter-attack with their front three. Our back four was so good and we enjoyed a lot of patient build-up, but we didn’t create much after that. It’s a good result,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.
“We tried to win and we didn’t concede at Anfield which is quite special. We had our chance and we tried to be ourselves.”