Liverpool have been grinding out results this season, as you’d expect. This weekend was no different as Jürgen Klopp’s side fought hard to earn a point which they didn’t last term. After a closely ran 1-1 draw the Etihad Stadium, Gabriel Jesus has admitted that Liverpool got the better result on Sunday.
This weekend’s game promised to be a good football match. For 45 minutes or so, it was.
The first half at the Etihad saw some scintillating football from both sides with the hosts and visitors putting together some delicious passages of play.
The Reds had the better opening to the game and were rewarded when Mo Salah converted a penalty won by Sadio Mane.
Gabriel Jesus equalised for Pep Guardiola’s side before Kevin de Bruyne missed a penalty won from a helpless Joe Gomez.
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The second half petered out for the most part, both teams seemingly content with a draw and not wanting to risk a defeat.
Gabriel Jesus on Liverpool result
Speaking after the game, BBC Sport has quoted Gabriel Jesus as admitting that Liverpool got the better result on Sunday.
The two sides went into the game with Liverpool five points clear of City, though Pep Guardiola’s side has a game in hand. Gabriel Jesus said:
“Both teams wanted to win. Sometimes when it’s like this you have to control the ball more. We have to keep playing like this and try to convert the chances.
“We played at home and we have to win the games here. The result is not good for us and maybe it’s good for them.”
What RTK has to say
Gabriel Jesus is right in saying that Liverpool got a good result on Sunday.
It is a point that we didn’t get last season and two points which they have dropped.
This result maintains the distance between the two sides and keeps the Reds in pole position in the title race.
As long as we can carry on grinding out results, this point could prove vital at the end of the season.