The Sky Blues were held to a goalless draw at Butlin Road against Liverpool’s Under-23s.
City had the better of the chances, creating numerous opportunities through Wesley Jobello, who was a constant threat down the right-hand-side.
The Sky Blues begun the game on the front foot and created a first opportunity through Jobello after he was on the end of a superb ball from Michael Rose, but Wesley’s ball across the box was left wanting.
Moments later, Gervane Kastaneer showed a glimpse of what he can do, beating one man and then another, but his ball for Jordy Hiwula in the box was cleared away.
Jobello almost found the opener on 14 minutes after he was on the end of a Brandon Mason cross which looked destined for goal but was blocked on the line by Morgan Boyes.
Following a drinks break, Jordan Shipley came within inches of producing something from the top draw when his overhead kick went inches over the bar.
Jobello continued to cause the Liverpool defence problems and after the introduction of Amadou Bakayoko, the striker teed up Wesley but his first time effort went over.
That would be the last piece of action in the first 45 minutes and after the break, normal service resumed.
Jobello created space for himself inside of the box and got a shot away, testing Ben Winterbottom in the Liverpool goal.
City came the closest to opening the scoring just before the hour mark and it was Michael Rose who was at the back post waiting for a Shipley cross, but his effort came back off of the woodwork.
Liverpool created their first opening of the game and it was Liam Millar who raced through on goal, but his shot was expertly saved by Ben Wilson.
Jobello continued to be a nuisance and he tried his luck from 25-yards-out, but his shot whistled over the bar.
Sky Blues Xl: Wilson, Dabo, McFadzean (61’ Pask), Rose, Mason (72’ McCallum), Kelly, Allen (69’ Bayliss), Shipley, Jobello, Hiwula (76’ Bapaga), Kastaneer (25’ Bakayoko).
Subs: Marosi, Pask, McCallum, Dryadale, Maycock, Bapaga, Westbrooke, Bayliss, Biamou, Bakayoko.
Liverpool U23 Xl: George (46’ Winterbottom), Williams, Gallacher, Johnston, Boyes (65’ Clayton), Chirivella, Kane, Dixon-Bonner (65’ Sharif), Millar, Christie-Davies (82’ Ritaccio), Bearne (75’ Longstaff).
Subs: Winterbottom, Clayton, Ritaccio, Sharif, Longstaff.