Manchester City floundered in the Premier League title race after being held to a frustrating barren draw at Crystal Palace on Monday night.
With Liverpool hot on their pursuit, the Citizens bottled a golden chance to go six points clear at the top, giving the Reds a chance to slice their lead to just one point.
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City are now on seven points after twenty nine games, a point ahead of Liverpool, who have played a game less.
In his post-match comments, City boss Pep Guardiola blamed grass for the frustrating show.
“The way we played was amazing in a difficult stadium with grass not perfect.”
Liverpool travels to London tomorrow for a crunch tie against in-form Arsenal. A win brings them a point shy of City.