Chris Waddle says Manchester City should have been more like Liverpool

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BBC pundit says Manchester City should have 'gone for it' against Real Madrid.

Manchester City bowed out of the Champions League semi-final last night after failing to score over two legs against Real Madrid.

Real scored just once themselves, but that was enough to take them into the final where they will face rivals Atletico Madrid.

Former England international Chris Waddles was a guest for BBC Radio 5 Live for their coverage of the semi-final, and said after the game that Manchester City needed to be more like Liverpool, citing their recent comeback win over Borussia Dortmund.

He said: "When you go for it, sometimes you get rewarded. Liverpool went for it against Dortmund.

"They could have got hammered, but they went for it and won the game. City tonight, you can't say they had a go at them."

Liverpool will attest however, that it is not simply that easy to raise their game at the flick of a switch, failing to do so away to Villarreal last week when they lost 1-0 in a Europa League semi-final.

The Reds will attempt to do it all again when they host Villarreal at Anfield tonight, and unlike City, have the home advantage in the second leg to get the crowd on their side to really take the game to their opponents.

Of course City's conservative approach in the first leg was part of the problem, with Manuel Pellegrini playing it too cautious, and Pep Guardiola will be expected to bring a more attacking approach next season.

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