The highly-anticipated clash between Champions League-chasing rivals Manchester City and Liverpool failed to live up to expectations in a disappointing goalless encounter at Eastlands.
If this was an audition for Europe's elite club competition then neither would gain entry next season as there was a distinct lack of quality on both sides.
Liverpool's Jose Reina was the only goalkeeper to make a genuine save, tipping Emmanuel Adebayor's second-half shot on the turn around his post as the importance of not losing over-rode the desire to push for victory.
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