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.
'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.'
Protest: Adebayor (right) reacts after a challenge by Liverpool's Agger (left)
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.
'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.
'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.'
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