Liverpool fans taunt Man City about thing they crave most but James Milner gets bizarre boos from away end

The moments you might not have picked up on in the Reds’ 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool fans inside Anfield for the 2-2 draw against Man City. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Liverpool shared a thrilling 2-2 draw against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

After a goalless first half, the game burst into life after the interval.

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Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the Reds in the 59th minute before Phil Foden equalised 10 minutes later.

Mo Salah then restored the home side’s lead with a magnificent individual goal on 76 minutes but City would again hit back through Kevin De Bruyne with nine minutes remaining.

Those were the key moments everyone watching will remember.

But we take a look at the events you might have missed

Klopp on the charge

As soon as the half-time whistle went, Jurgen Klopp wasted no time.

After watching his side dominated by City, riding their luck on several occasions, he knew something needed to change.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Klopp would have been well aware that getting his team talk right was going to be key if the Reds' fortunes were to be reversed.

That's why the Anfield boss charged down the tunnel when referee Paul Tierney had blown his whistle for the interval.

In truth, the intensity Klopp displayed was the sort of thing he would bemoaned his troops lacked in the dressing room.

Luckily, the German identified the Reds' shortcomings in the opening 45 minutes and conjured the remedy.

Certainly, his words got through to his players and they responded when coming out for the second half to be involved in a rip-roaring affair.

Bizarre Milner boos

James Milner might have had a tough afternoon against Foden and was lucky not to be sent off for a second yellow card for a foul on Bernado Silva.

Still, no-one can ever fault the veteran 35-year-old's effort and application. That's something that will never leave him as he ages.

Kopites know all about his doggedness and resolve, with Milner helping Liverpool claim the Champions League and Premier League in recent seasons.

City supporters, too, are well aware of Milner's qualities. After all, he made 203 appearances at the Etihad between 2010-2015 - scoring 18 goals and registering 45 assists.

During that time, City won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup and Miner played an important role in helping the club join the European elite.

That's why it was quite bizarre why the away fans in the Anfield Road End booed Milner when he got on the ball early on and several times afterwards.

James Milner on the ball for Liverpool against Manchester City. Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images

His versatility made him a favourite at the Etihad and many fans didn't want him to leave when he turned down fresh terms to join Liverpool.

He did so because he wanted more regular minutes, which is perfectly understandable.

A harsh way to treat someone who gave his all when wearing sky blue.

Kopites’ taunt

The Premier League crown may adorn the City trophy cabinet.

Bar when Liverpool spoiled the party in 2020, that's where the silverware has resided for the majority of the time since 2018.

However, Reds followers know they have something in abundance that their title rivals crave more than anything - European Cups.

Not that any Kopites need reminding but there are six of them that proudly decorate Anfield, with the most recent being added in 2019.

City, meanwhile, still wait for their maiden Champions League title despite hundreds upon hundreds of millions of pounds being spent.

Jurgen Klopp hoists the Champions League trophy aloft. Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images

They reached the final last season only to be beaten by Chelsea and it's something that Guardiola wants more than anything before he leaves Manchester.

That's why the away fans had no retort to when those on the Kop chanted: "Where's your European Cups?" in the first half. Those bragging rights firmly remain on Merseyside.

A classy moment

Klopp was exasperated several times during the first half when his side were being overpowered.

Pep Guardiola was fuming when Milner was not issued a second booking.

But at the full-time whistle, the counterparts put their emotions aside and couldn't have had more respect for each other.

Having both witnessed a rollercoaster encounter between two of Europe's top sides, the old foes embraced.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Man City manager Pep Guardiola embrace after the game. Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images

They're both footballing aficionados who appreciate high quality when they see it.

There was a hug, a few slaps on the back before Guardiola kissed Klopp on the cheek. A classy way to round off a classy game.