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09 October, 2018, 00:59 | Author: John Swanson
  • Hilarious Mahrez penalty miss means Liverpool hold on for draw! | Liverpool 0-0 Man City

If it is an open game at Anfield, you don't even have one percent of a chance because they are so good, they play for that.

And with that, he's missed four of his last six penalty kicks.

The game was a far cry from the four explosive encounters last season which brought 18 goals, but Mahrez praised City's defensive performance.

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After the global break, Manchester City return to Premier League action with a home game against Burnley on Saturday, 20 October (15:00 BST).

"I've said it a few times, that if we couldn't be champions last season then Manchester City are very welcome", Klopp told Sky Sports.

"It will be between one of Liverpool and City".

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Despite Klopp's recent victories over his rival, he insists that he's a huge admirer of the Spaniard and believes he is the best manager in the world. City would have to play with a level of pragmatism usually not needed in their play. With the sumptuous sub-plots and narratives being played out this weekend, we are reminded that these shifts of power are exactly why the Premier League is considered by many as the most wonderful league in the world. Their manager was pleased to be through the other side of it.

Klopp will be pleased at yet another shut out in Anfield, a run that extends back to February. He set his side up for possession, yes, but more so to curb Liverpool's attacking threat than to tire his opponents out. "It was really intense and both showed respect for the other team", he said. Not struggling in the sense of playing badly but I felt as though Liverpool just had the edge on them when I was watching. After a tough trip away to Napoli in the Champions League where the front three just didn't click, Liverpool again looked quite tiresome in attack. But when a team plays against Liverpool, especially away from home, they simply can not go into the game without some kind of plan to stop the likes of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane from wreaking havoc. He had a couple of decent openings on Sunday, but failed to really test Ederson. After strengthening significantly in the summer, the expectation will be on Liverpool in getting a result with the hope of reclaiming the league title for the first time since the 89/90 season.

[Andy] Robertson looks confident, [Joe] Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, [Dejan] Lovren's come in - they've got good options.

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