I thought it was a very tight and hard-fought game...but not as good as when City visited Anfield. That was like a basketball match, the way the teams attacked as soon as they got possession. It was a real physical encounter as well, and the players must have been shattered after the game.
We put a hell of a lot of effort into every single game, we've just not taken enough of the many chances we create.
I did say the best game not involving Liverpool
. I take your point about our game against City being end to end and I think that is part of the reason we do better against the top sides. When we play the likes of the mancs , Chelsea and Arsenal the games are much more open as both sides think they can win. With the lesser teams they will play us hoping not to lose and put out a team to stifle our play. Of course they do this against the other top sides as well. It is the fact that they don't seem to slip up against these teams (well, not as often as us anyway) that shows we still have a way to go to challenge them. But we're not far off now.