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Manchester City midfielder Rodri has claimed they were the better team during the 3 – 1 defeat to Liverpool.
The 23-year-old thinks the only way the Reds were better than the Blues was in the front of goal.
After the last fixture Liverpool are leading the Premier League table with nine points ahead of the City.
Speaking on the Liverpool clash, Rodri told: “They were more clinical than us, I think that was the key factor. I think we were much better overall, we created more chances than them, but they arrived to our goal three times and scored three goals. I want to congratulate my teammates and all the coaching staff, because it’s not easy coming here, in this atmosphere, and fight until the end like we did. We tried everything to win, but they have been more clinical in front of goal. That’s the summary. I don’t think they have been much better than us, but they have scored the chances they had. I think we never gave up, we have created many chances and I can’t remember many chances created by them apart from the goals. They have arrived to our box three times and scored three goals. It’s true that they are very talented in front. We have a bittersweet feeling, because we wanted to win, and it couldn’t happen in the end.”
However, the Spain international said the nine-points gap wouldn’t stop City to try recording a hat-trick of league titles: “We are far from them now, but there is still a big part of the season left. We are not going to give up. We are the current champions and we are not going to make it easy for anyone. This team has shown it many times before. This team has won the Premier League two seasons in a row and that isn’t a coincidence. This team has earned the respect to be considered for the title race. Last season, the team was seven points behind and it could have been ten if they had lost, and they managed to win the league in the end. We are in November. There is still a lot left. They are very strong at the moment and they are having everything right. Let’s see what happens in the future,” he added.