Liverpool were scared of Man City, claims Adebayor after dour stalemate

22 February 2010 12:09
Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed Liverpool's defensive approach in their dour goalless draw with Manchester City yesterday shows that his side are now a Premier League force to be reckoned with.[LNB]Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all suffered defeats at Eastlands this season and Togo striker Adebayor believes the Reds were focussed more on avoiding becoming City's latest scalp than chasing a valuable win in the race for fourth spot.[LNB] 'It wasn't a good game and they came here not to lose,' he said. 'I think they were looking for a draw and that's what they left with.' [LNB] Protest: Adebayor (right) reacts after a challenge by Liverpool's Agger (left)[LNB]The match was a game of few chances but Adebayor also insisted that he deserved a penalty after a push from Reds centre back Daniel Agger, and was not impressed with referee peter Walton's decision not to award the spot-kick.[LNB]  'It was a penalty,' he said. 'Sometimes you can see things when you're off the pitch and they look like a foul, but when you're on, you know that they're not. [LNB]'But I was on the pitch and as far as I was concerned, it was definitely a foul.  If you watch the replays on TV again you will clearly see that Agger pushes me off the ball as cross comes in - you can't do that and I can't understand why a penalty wasn't given.'[LNB] Liverpool must find cutting edge to win race for fourth spot, insists BenayounMan City 0 Liverpool 0: Mancini desperate to have Carlos Tevez backLIVERPOOL FC

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