Manchester City’s tactics a compliment to Liverpool, says Virgil van Dijk

Manchester City’s tactics a compliment to Liverpool, says Virgil van Dijk

Manchester City’s tactics a compliment to Liverpool, says Virgil van Dijk

Speaking to reporters after the game, Klopp issued an initial update and it looks like positive news as the Reds boss revealed that Milner doesn't think the injury will be a serious one.

Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world" as he prepares to see many of his squad leave on worldwide duty following Liverpool's drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

Nevertheless, the second half started with more objective by both the teams and they got many chances to win the game.

Despite earning a Premier League record 100 points last season, City lost three times against Liverpool last season in all competitions, including their first defeat of the season in the league.

The blessed relief of a last-gasp penalty miss saw Liverpool play out a scoreless draw against the visiting Manchester City at Anfield this evening and finish out the last in a punishing run of fixtures that saw them play seven games in 22 days. "But they still pressed and still tried to play their game".

Mahrez has now failed to score five of his last eight Premier League penalties, while Jesus has missed two of his last three for City.

The point allowed City to regain top spot from Chelsea, who had briefly taken over after their win over Southampton earlier in the day, but their opponents dropped to third.

Tottenham have come through a hard patch at the start of September to equal their best start to a Premier League season, matching their tally from 2016-17.

"If somebody had told me after eight fixtures 20 points I'd say yes but with this fixture list I would buy it", he added.

Guardiola apologised to Jesus afterwards and the 21-year-old Brazil global insisted he felt confident to take the penalty.

"You never know with a penalty".

Yes, Chelsea are still unbeaten and Sarri has made an impressive start, but they are still a work in progress compared to City and Liverpool, who remain the teams to beat.

Mahrez blew a late spotkick in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool. We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times. This hasn't impacted Liverpool's results so far, but it's a growing concern for Klopp.

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