Liverpool take a point from the Champions.
Liverpool drew for the second time in four days after sharing the spoils with Manchester City in an enthralling game at the Etihad Stadium.
Edin Dzeko gave the hosts the lead after 23 minutes, only for Daniel Sturrdige to level soon after with his fourth goal in six games for the Reds.
Captain Steven Gerrard gave Liverpool the lead with a superb second half strike, though Sergio Aguero salvaged a point for Roberto Mancini’s men, beating Pepe Reina from an acute angle with just twelve minutes left on the clock.
The point leaves Liverpool nine behind fourth place Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a Champions League qualification place.
Daniel Sturridge is doubtful for Wednesday evening’s England international friendly against Brazil after going off in stoppage time in Sunday’s game with a suspected hamstring injury.
Meanwhile Reds pair Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson were both honoured in the FA’s England awards.
Gerrard, who won his 100th international cap in last November’s friendly against Sweden, was named Player of the Year ahead of Manchester United’s Danny Wellbeck and Ashley Cole of Chelsea. It is the second time the 32 year old has been given the honour, having also taken the prize in 2007.
Henderson won the award for best Under 21 player.