Henderson added: “It was an intense game which we knew it would be. We knew it would be tough but we wanted to give it everything and get the win. We couldn’t do that but we didn’t lose. It’s not the end of the world, we are still in the race, so positives and negatives.
“I think we started OK but we were a little hectic at times. Of course we knew we would come under pressure early on, they are a fantastic team. I felt we settled down a bit and caused them problems. It’s pleasing how we twice came from behind. We want to do better of course.
“You have to keep going, you have to be prepared to suffer. You have to stay positive, stay on the front foot and not give them time. It worked at times, at others we can defend better.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool are still to play Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham and Wolves at Anfield:
- April 19 – Man United (H)
- April 24 – Everton (H)
- April 30 – Newcastle (A)
- May 7 – Tottenham (H)
- May 10 – Aston Villa (A)
- May 15 – Southampton (A)
- May 22 – Wolves (H)
“We’ll have to wait and see,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said afterwards. “They don’t drop many points, we know that.
With regards to the Premier League, City arguably have the easier run-in in paper, with four home games and trips to Leeds, West Ham and Wolves:
- April 20 – Brighton (H)
- April 23 – Watford (H)
- April 30 – Leeds (A)
- May 8 – Newcastle (H)
- May 15 – West Ham (A)
- May 22 – Aston Villa (H)
- TBD: Wolves (A)
“It’s similar,” De Bruyne said afterwards, when asked which team benefits more from a point.
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“I know people said whoever wins gets the title. But it’s too hard, the schedule is too tough for both teams to win every game, but we will try.”