Wilfredo Caballero: 'Manchester City character made Pep Guardiola proud'

Wilfredo Caballero: 'Manchester City character made Pep Guardiola proud'

Jürgen Klopp reflected on Liverpool's clash with Manchester City, the golden chance for Adam Lallana to win the game and how the result leaves the top-four race after Sunday's 1-1 draw.

After crashing out of the Champions League to Monaco midweek, Manchester City will be looking to bounce back quickly against Liverpool, who have been a thorn in their side in recent fixtures.

"I love this club and I want to be here for a long, long time", he said. He was really proud. The Champions League defeat was so tough for us and we recovered today with our mentality and attack, but we could not attack more because Liverpool are a top team.

Klopp's team improved their chances of finishing in the top four, and qualifying for next season's Champions League, thanks to Emre Can's superb long-range shot after 60 minutes.

Lallana is on course to have his most prolific Premier League season having already managed seven goals in 27 matches.

Caballero said: "This is our trophy now".

"We've got two big games coming up with Germany away at Dortmund".

"After the way that we lost against Monaco, the most important thing for us is to be there the next year, in the Champions League again. The rest of the teams are fighting a lot".

It was quite a statement from the Spaniard, who was clearly still as breathless as the fans who watched a classic encounter at the Etihad Stadium when he spoke after the match.

He had a rare mishap as his loose pass in the first half saw Sadio Mane run clear and nearly score.

The England attacking midfielder missed a golden opportunity to score the victor for his side late in the clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Sitting as a defensive midfielder under Pep for most of the season, Fernandinho got the unusual start at right-back on Sunday.

After one of the misses of this of this or any other season, Adam Lallana apologised to his Liverpool team-mates for squandering what should have been the victor at Manchester City. "We can not hope Aguero misses these chances", he added, with Liverpool a point and a place behind City after playing a game more. And on the pitch, it's outstanding hard work and obviously it was really hard work for both teams because in the second half, I don't know exactly when between, but...

It was a awful moment and meant Liverpool missed the chance to leapfrog City into third place.

Asked why his side's performance had filled him with pride, Guardiola said it was because of how they responded to their bitter European exit.