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Mancini happy with Man City performance despite goalless draw with Liverpool

The performance of Manchester City was a good one despite recording a goalless draw with Liverpool according to manager Roberto Mancini.

The Blues dropped to fifth on the table after grabbing just one point due to Tottenham winning easily at Wigan but Mancini thought the showing was a positive one against a solid Liverpool outfit.

"Against Liverpool it is not easy to win the game - we tried but Liverpool are a good team," said Mancini.

"At the end of the game the draw was the right result as we didn't concede any chances to Liverpool and they did not concede any chances to us.

"We played against a top squad and we played very well, as a team, which is important."

But Mancini admitted that his team was short of attacking firepower at the moment.

"If you want to win first you must not concede a goal," added the Italian.

"But I have a big problem at the moment as I only have Adebayor in attack as Craig Bellamy worked with the team only the last two days, Tevez is in Argentina, Roque (Santa Cruz) has a problem with his knee."

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