Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Mahrez misses late penalty as Man City draw at Liverpool

Mahrez misses late penalty as Man City draw at Liverpool

The 12 days leading up to the worldwide break had been highlighted as a key period for Liverpool's season, and it won none of the four matches it played in that run, a frustrating end to Jurgen Klopp's third year as manager at Anfield.

Chelsea's win at Southampton yesterday means they, City and Liverpool all sit atop of table on 20 points going into this week's worldwide break.

The global break now arrives for Liverpool following a run of seven fixtures in 23 days that included encounters with City, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Napoli.

It's part of football - sometimes you score, sometimes you miss.

"It's tough times for the boys, eh? The attacking threat from their team is brilliant and I think we stopped that, defended well as a team and kept them to as few chances as we could".

He noted that his England midfielder Jordan Henderson had barely two weeks' rest following the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"But that's how it is".

"My respect for Pep Guardiola couldn't be bigger, he is the world's best manager and that makes it so hard, but so exciting to play his teams".

"I don't exactly know what you can win, but there is some final next summer or something so. that's it".

Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty as Liverpool and Manchester City fought out a goalless draw at Anfield.

WORST PLAYER - It's harsh because Van Dijk hadn't done too much wrong in the match up until the penalty, but it was a awful decision to bring down Leroy Sane, one that could have cost his side the game.

Their west London neighbors Chelsea have made an altogether more impressive start to the season and remain undefeated with nine wins from 11 competitive games this season. You need to finish. The penalty and one or two situations that need a really good save, that is true, but we played City now that often and they are just outstanding. And in no game we played so far, the game was level like it was today. Even when we won 3-0 at home and 4-3 at home, it was not like that. It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team. "For a higher rhythm you need space and both teams didn't give any space away".

The manager also provided an update on the fitness of James Milner, who was forced off midway through the first half with a hamstring problem.

When asked about his condition, Klopp said: "Too early". City left-back Benjamin Mendy was yellow carded for pulling back Mohamed Salah, when the Liverpool forward threaten to go past him, but the Egypt worldwide was unable to exert his influence on this match.

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