Liverpool had just three shots on target out of a total of 10 attempts, the best two falling to Mohamed Salah who was denied first by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and then a perfectly-timed interception by Michael Keane.
"When you look at where they were, and I'm thinking in particular about the draws against Leicester and West Ham, and when Newcastle beat City, that was Liverpool's opportunity to really put a marker down and kick on and say this is ours this year". You can't play to lose a game.
There were other chances for Liverpool, the best of which fell to Fabinho 21 minutes from time, but he took too long to control and allowed Lucas Digne to make a tackle. I tried to shoot across but hit the floor at the same time, so it went inside the post. We play next week against Burnley and if we play only offensive, they kill us on the counter-attack, 100 percent.
Goal understands Oxlade-Chamberlain will be in contention to feature for Liverpool's U23 side in their game against Everton at Anfield on Monday.
"I'm completely fine with chasing [City]".
While City have some big games coming up - including a Manchester derby and the hosting of Tottenham - Liverpool have some remaining obstacles of their own.
Despite multiple chances to win the game, the Reds were unable to take charge and win it.
"They had a big chance with Salah in the first half after one moment when we lost the ball, not something they created because they didn't create big moments to score". We are not always going to win 3-0 or 4-0.
"I think we're doing as good as a team can do but sometimes, if you want to talk about having back-to-back seasons, I'm sure that not a lot of teams had to face the sort of opposition we have now with Liverpool. We are not little boys any more".