Liverpool 0-0 Man City

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

Liverpool made the stronger start, although Manchester City went on to control proceedings in the first half as they slowed the game down.

It took until the 62nd minute for both teams to register a shot on target as they cancelled each other out, before City were given a golden opportunity when Virgil van Dijk was adjudged to have upended Leroy Sane in the penalty area.

Of players who have taken at least 10 Premier League penalties, only Juan Pablo Angel (five of 10) has a lower success rate than Mahrez (seven of 12).

Club record signing Mahrez has now missed six of his last 10 penalties in the Premier League but says he needs to put the disappointment behind him as quickly as possible.

What concerns me more about Spurs is still the strength of their squad and whether it is deep enough compared to the likes of City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Sterling, 23, has been booed during each game at Liverpool since his acrimonious move to City in 2015.

'Of course I wanted to score to help the team to win. We were close, more than ever to winning here, but it is better than last season.

"We didn't adapt to what Napoli did, and today we were back again so I am fine".

"Even though they were 1-0 for so long, I did feel like they were really struggling to stay in the game - but doing well in the game at the same time".

In an exchange with Sky, Guardiola said: 'He (Mahrez) had the courage to hit the penalty.

"We feel we can compete with any team but people seem to be just dismissing other teams and making it a two-horse race, which is not the case", the Scotland global told Sky Sports.

"We hope that they come back healthy and play these easy competitions, the Premier League, the Champions League and all this. That's the work they have to do, the analysis of penalty-takers". In the training session, he shoots ideal penalties.

"To respond is really important, but to respond is really hard when the next opponent is Manchester City because there is no time for any wrong thoughts or whatever".

After a blistering start from Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's side recovered and pressed the home side but they held on until the interval. "It looks like they are in a good shape", said Klopp.

"We had a chance at 0-0 for Danny Ings, if that goes in we get a different frame of mind", he said.

"They did well, as did we, up until the penalty moment. I would not like to speak about the referees, about the decisions", Guardiola said when asked by Pro Soccer Talk.

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