Man City charged with misconduct in Liverpool game

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Manchester City face a charge of failing to control their players by the Football Association for their surrounding the referee Michael Oliver when he awarded a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday. Before the match, Mourinho had deliberately played down his team's chances at struggling Middlesbrough because of injuries, suspensions and fixture congestion.

"We gave them the opportunity to score and they did it".

The Merseyside derby, which comes immediately after the worldwide break, is Liverpool's last big match.

James Milner put the Reds ahead from the penalty spot early in the second half, but an 69th-minute equaliser from Sergio Aguero ensured a draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool have no more games against the current top six in the Premier League.

The Argentinian said: "The same that he said in the press conference he said to us".

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"He helped us a lot this game, he played a good game, intercepted a lot of balls, so there is no point in blaming him".

Liverpool's Juergen Klopp rued missed chances but agreed that a draw was a fair end to an eventful encounter. That is why I am so, so happy.

"To get a point at Manchester City for each team in the world is absolutely OK", Klopp told Sky Sports.

"A plan B is changing a formation or identifying something to change as a game goes on, whether going two up top, 4-4-2, five in midfield; it's just changing the dynamics of it and being able to win ugly", the former Liverpool midfielder added. We had some problems but we came back, we took the game, we were the better side and they came back.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino was impressed once more with the versatility of Alli, who now has 17 goals this season in all competitions and will need to keep scoring in the absence of injured striker Harry Kane.

"I listened to some pundits who said a plan B is just throwing the big man up top". "Maybe one day he will play like a goalkeeper or a center back or fullback".