LIVERPOOL will be happy with their 1-1 draw at Manchester City at the Etihad tonight but James Milner believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will be as happy with the draw as City will be with the result.

GETTY James Milner insists City will be happier with a draw than the result

The Reds failed to nail down a third Champions League spot on a night where Pep Guardiola’s side beat Liverpool for the first time in 41 meetings. They needed to hold out at the Etihad in the second half to have any chance of catching up and while they edged City, they came away with nothing. And after the game Milner argued that City will be immensely happier with a draw than they would be with a win. He said: “I don’t think the result will be better than us. We probably would be unhappy with a draw.”

James Milner celebrates Liverpool draw against Man City at Manchester City “Nothing we thought we’d get today. We just had to dig in deep for the last 15 minutes. “We just really came to the United Kingdom and get the draw with City, not knowing what to expect.

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“All the words that I read tonight didn’t have that message, but we knew our squad and how big of a threat City were. We just knew we had to dig in and keep the ball and we did that.” The hosts, who never looked like scoring, took the lead when Kevin De Bruyne’s corner found Adrien Silva, who powered a header past Jordan Pickford.

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