Van Dijk's verdict on penalty and City stalemate

Pep Guardiola exchanges pleasantries with Jurgen Klopp during their Bundesliga days

We have played City often and they are outstanding.

However, the game could have been lost right at the end were it not for a bad penalty kick miss from new Manchester City signing Riyad Mahrez, who skied his spot-kick after Leroy Sane was felled in the area by Leroy Sane.

As for what it means for the standings, there is now a three-way tie for first with teams having records of 6-2-0.

In the end he was proved correct, because while Jesus was not guaranteed to score, Mahrez missed his penalty spectacularly, a miss which was his fifth out of the last eight penalties he's taken. They remain on five points, one place above the relegation zone.

'Last season we lost here, and this season we drew, maybe next season we will win'.

City probably asked more questions than Liverpool and such was their quality on the ball, they always looked in control and had Riyad Mahrez not missed his 86th minute penalty kick you couldn't argue with the reigning champs edging this one. It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team. Don't lose the ball in risky positions because when you lose the ball there, they counter attack with Firmino, Mane and Salah.

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"We had a clear chance in the last action, so we controlled quite well". We were back on track even after we had to change Milly [James Milner] which you never want to do, especially in the first half. I think he feels he let us down, but how he played for us, he gave everything, kept the ball and was top.

It resulted in the first goalless draw between these two at Anfield since 1986 - and also City's first clean sheet at the ground since then - but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will be celebrating Monday's third anniversary at the club as the happier manager.

Klopp added that despite the admiration he has for Guardiola, defeating one of his teams is a moment to savour. "That's why we controlled it so good today". "We had our chance".

"We are ok but we knew we could have done more here, we have to keep going".

It is perhaps understandable they would struggle to deliver the stellar figures they produced last season and there is still plenty of time for them to punish opponents again, but against City they were nowhere near their best.

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