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Liverpool hurt by Sergio Aguero penalty for Manchester City v Chelsea

Liverpool fans have a nervy few weeks ahead. The Reds are currently fighting tooth and nail for a spot in the Champions League next season. The Reds have been poor in recent weeks making a top four finish a tough ask. We need results elsewhere to go our way; Liverpool should be fuming with Sergio Aguero for his missed penalty for Manchester City v Chelsea.

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Tight fight for top four

Liverpool finishing in the Champions League spots this season is vital yet unlikely.

At the moment we certainly aren’t favourites for a top four finish given how much work there is left to do.

The Reds were top at Christmas but since January they have been incredibly poor.

Jürgen Klopp’s side went on a record run of consecutive home defeats, leading to a freefall down the table.

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In the meantime the likes of West Ham maintained their momentum, the Reds now languish in sixth place.

Should Liverpool win their game in hand then they’ll be three points behind Leicester City in fourth, though West Ham also have a game in hand over the Foxes.

Sergio Aguero penalty costs Manchester City

When you’re looking at your opponents’ fixture lists in times like these and you see they have to face Man City, you kind of take for granted that the best they’ll do is a point.

This weekend Manchester City took on Chelsea at the Etihad in a dress rehearsal for the forthcoming Champions League final.

The first half was a bland affair for the most part with Man City looking unthreatening and Chelsea unable to stay onside.

The scoring was opened by Raheem Sterling when he tapped home a ball squared to Sergio Aguero which the Argentine miscontrolled.

On the stroke of halftime Billy Gilmour felled Gabriel Jesus in the box leading to a penalty for the hosts.

Sergio Aguero took the penalty for Manchester City and his pathetic panenka was saved by Edouard Mendy.

The second half saw Chelsea threaten further, Hakim Ziyech levelled the scoring with half an hour remaining.

Marcos Alonso stole all three points for the visitors with a scuffed effort in the 92nd minute.

Aguero costs Liverpool dearly

We need Chelsea to be dropping points.

Sergio Aguero netting that first half pen changes the game entirely, Chelsea go into the break demoralised and deflated.

Instead the visitors came out swinging and did just enough to win it in the end.

The missed penalty wasn’t the only controversy, City were denied a second spot kick late in the day.

It looked a nailed on penalty but City ended up finishing the game with nothing due to a penalty missed and a penalty not given.

Had the Citizens won the game then Liverpool could’ve gone within a point of Chelsea if the Reds win their game in hand.

On such things are titles won and lost and final positions decided.

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