I WAS at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night and, naturally, I was disappointed to see Liverpool lose to Manchester City.
However, I remain optimistic as to what rewards Jurgen Klopp and his players will have for their efforts come May.
To have a four-point lead with 17 games remaining is more than satisfying.
It was Liverpool’s first EPL defeat of the season, and City have the quality to beat any team in the land when they are on top form. They played very well on Thursday.
There were fine margins denying Liverpool on the night.
Take the clearance off the line by John Stones when he got there when only 11 millimetres of the whole ball hadn’t crossed the line.
And Vincent Kompany could have been given a red card for his lunge on Mo Salah.
But you have to get on with it.
Liverpool will bounce back because they have a tremendous mentality in the team and an abundance of quality players within their ranks.
The manager will continue to improve the team and get the best out of his men.
As is the case in Scotland, it’s “Game on”.
Exciting times lie ahead.