Pep Guardiola says he was pleased with Manchester City’s response against Liverpool after they were knocked out of the Champions League by AS Monaco last week.
Sergio Aguero earned his side a share of the spoils as his 69th minute strike, cancelled out for City man James Milner’s opening goal from the penalty spot.
And Guardiola believes there is now a change of attitude within the City camp following the result.
“We lived a tough two days after being out of the Champions League, our mood and what happened in Monaco,” Guardiola said. “In the first half we were what we are, and in the second half again and again and again how many chances we missed, it was tough, and playing against a team like Liverpool who were all week preparing for the game.
“How they fight until the last moment, how they put absolutely everything that they had on the pitch. Sometimes you play important games but you are just focused on that and your mood is okay.
“We were sad and that is why I am so, so happy, it’s one of the days I am proud the most being coach and being coach of those guys. More than ever I want to help the club, if I am able and if they want to stay with me, to put in the next years to be there with the next step forward.”