Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Manchester City's tactics showed Pep Guardiola's respect for Liverpool - Virgil van Dijk

Manchester City's tactics showed Pep Guardiola's respect for Liverpool - Virgil van Dijk

Klopp and his City counterpart Pep Guardiola were satisfied with their team's displays in a tight, tactical encounter which finished 0-0 at Anfield, but the German was clearly frustrated to now lose his players for worldwide duty.

City's best chance arrived when they were awarded a penalty kick, which was blazed over by Riyad Mahrez, five minutes from time after Van Dijk had upended Leroy Sane.

Huddersfield aren't exactly the greatest scorers in the league, managing only four goals in their opening eight games and are yet to score at home this term.

If only we could press a reset button on the attack and Liverpool would surely be top of the table now rather than sharing first place with Man City and Chelsea.

Joe Gomez, shunted back to the right of defence to accommodate Dejan Lovren's first Premier League appearance of the season, made up for his loss of possession to Fernandinho to chase back and block Raheem Sterling's angled shot.

"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", Robertson told Sky Sports.

If Liverpool and City draw it could benefit Chelsea if they manage to defeat Southampton in Sunday's earlier game held on the south coast.

Arsenal are on an impressive six-game winning run in the league, and they looked very good against a very open Fulham team on Sunday. You see teams like Arsenal, with a new manager, putting great results together.

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

"But for us it's another important point, especially going into the global break with a long break until the next game".

"We were very strong defensively", he added.

The two teams played each other four teams last season, each one of them a thriller, and none better than the Reds' 4-3 Premier League win at Anfield.

"I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams", the centre-half said.

With regular penalty-taker Sergio Aguero off the field, Jesus showed his interest when referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot but manager Pep Guardiola sent out a message telling him to defer to Mahrez.

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