Riyad Mahrez wastes chance of revenge as Manchester City nullify Liverpool

Big Match Focus: Liverpool v Manchester City
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13 October, 2018

Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp has tipped Arsenal to challenge his team and Manchester City for this season's Premier League title.

Things only opened up in the final 20 minutes and City could have snatched it five minutes from time only for Riyad Mahrez to miss a penalty after Virgil van Dijk had brought down substitute Leroy Sane, resulting in the first goalless draw at Anfield between these sides since 1986.

But with United already nine points adrift and Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea also playing catch-up, Liverpool know beating City is the key to ending that long wait.

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk claims that a point apiece was the right outcome in Sunday's stalemate with Manchester City.

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The game did not live up to expectations but, after suffering two chastening defeats at the same venue last season, Guardiola opted to play at a slower tempo this time in order to nullify Liverpool.

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Pep Guardiola apologised to Gabriel Jesus after taking the penalty off him in Manchester City's 0-0 draw at Liverpool. So, Man City boss Guardiola thinks that Salah's comparison with Kun Aguero is quite premature as the Egyptian needs to display consistent performances for several more seasons.

"It makes them the biggest force at the moment - together with PSG - in world football".

"The start of the game was fantastic, I liked it, but if you want to win against City you have to use a few of these half-chances, you need to finish". We were close, more than ever to winning here but it is better than last season, we didn't lose.

"That's why I say going away is not a big problem but now you call a manager of any country and ask him to leave out one or two players and he says, "I am under pressure as well" because now it's Nations League".

The French World Cup victor had been in brilliant form for the Premier League champions prior to being sidelined by a foot injury for the past month. "We were a bit lucky with the penalty of course, that was clear". They also dropped deeper as a back four to deny Liverpool's front three the space to get in behind them and it worked a treat.

"I look at Liverpool's midfield and I bet they are three great lads, who work their socks off but they just haven't got that little bit of quality in games like this to look one way and deliver a pass the other way".


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