Milner: City will learn

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Manchester City midfielder James Milner says the club are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Napoli by beating Liverpool on Sunday.

Edinson Cavani's double condemned City to their second group stage defeat, leaving their chances of progressing to the knock-out phase hanging by the balance.

However, Milner, one of those who impressed in Naples is keen to move from the disappointment.

"It was one of those nights, we had more than enough chances to win the game," he said. "They're a very strong team, very good on the break.

"They had chances on the break, Harty's made a couple of good saves but we gave two sloppy goals away really and in the Champions League you can't afford to do that.

"It's a learning curve, we've got to make sure we bounce back from this and that we learn from this.

"It's a big disappointment but we've got to pick ourselves up and go again and hopefully bounce back with a good performance and hopefully a win on Sunday.

"We're a strong group of players and with the group of players we have, but it's a massive disappointment but that's all part of football and playing at the highest level but you move on from disappointments and make sure you learn from the mistakes and make sure you're a stronger and a better team."

City are now left with the unenviable task of having to beat table toppers Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium, while hoping that Villarreal can grab at least a point from Napoli on matchday six, and England midfielder Milner says the club must concentrate on its job.

"It's out of our hands now, but we've got to make sure we win our game which will obviously be tough," he added. "They're obviously a good team but that's all we can do try and win our game and see what happens.

"We've given a couple of sloppy balls away today and you can't afford to do that. we've had enough chances at the other end to win the game but it was one of those nights for us, we need to make sure we pick ourselves up and go again on Sunday."

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