Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed his pride at his side's performance during their hard-fought battle against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at the Etihad this Sunday evening, as reported by Sky Sports.
Neither team is known for their defensive nature, and all 22 players left everything on the rain-soaked pitch in an end-to-end, chance-riddled game.
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Sergio Aguero equalised for the hosts after former Citizen James Milner had put Liverpool ahead from the penalty spot (one of many such incidents) early in the second half. City had the better of the chances late on, but were unable to convert them.
Guardiola was very positive about his side, having rebounded from the midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco. When asked whether he was proud of his team's effort after the match, he responded: " You cannot imagine. It is one of happiest days of my career as a manager. I am so proud.
"How we fought, how we run, the spirit we showed, it’s one of the happiest days of my life as a manager.
"The way we played we conceded some chances but we created more chances again, but our problem is we don’t score goals.
"When you approach one game after 10 games winning nothing is special. You have to consider the situation we played this game, how we played against them, a top team - they have exceptional players – means a lot to me. That is why I am so happy."