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Kyle Walker points out two chances that could have led to Manchester City win against Liverpool



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Manchester City captain Kyle Walker has pointed towards two chances in the closing exchanges of the 1-1 draw at Anfield that could have claimed all three points.

John Stones opened the scoring for the reigning Premier League champions on Sunday afternoon, with the ever-impressive England international converting at the near-post from a training ground routine corner-kick.

However, Manchester City failed to kick on from that opener, and ultimately allowed Liverpool back into the game early in the second-half, after an undercooked Nathan Ake back-pass forced Ederson into a challenge on Darwin Nunez to give away a penalty.

The Brazilian international was ultimately injured in the process, but remained on the field for the spot-kick conversion from Alexis Mac Allister. The hosts dominated large portions of the remaining second-half, but one City player believes the outcome could have swung in their favour.

That is according to Kyle Walker speaking to Sky Sports this week following the contest, who not only admitted that there was a somewhat feeling of disappointment in the City dressing room, but that Jeremy Doku and Phil Foden could have won the game for the team.

“I feel John (Stones) was right by saying it (the Manchester City dressing room) was a little bit deflated because you’re coming from what we’ve achieved over the last number of years and that shows a lot as a group of characters that we are in that dressing room that we’re disappointed with a draw at Anfield,” said Walker.

“I think probably with the goal where we’ve gave it them, I think, and it’s a little bit disappointing. But I thought for the spectacle of the Premier League, for a game of football of over 100 minutes, it was fantastic – you could call it a great advert, two massive teams going at eachother toe-to-toe.”

Walker continued, “I think we could’ve gone on and nicked it at the end where Jeremy (Doku’s) hit the post and Phil (Foden’s) had the one-on-one but they’ve also had some really good chances as well in the second-half.”

Manchester City take a lengthy break from Premier League action over the coming weeks, with an FA Cup quarter-final meeting against Newcastle United being their final contest across all competitions before the international break.

The final meeting of the month will then come in the English top-flight, as Premier League title challengers Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium on the last day of March, knowing that victory for either side will act as a huge statement in the race for the league crown.