Virgil van Dijk on the games which will define Liverpool’s title bid

Mahrez miss leaves City, Liverpool and Chelsea all level at top

City boss Pep Guardiola reined in their attacking intent during Sunday's goalless draw at Anfield with a first-half performance in particular which was the most restrained of any since his arrival in England.

"Eighty-five minutes, you obviously get a bit worn out, and that moment goes by in a split second and I chose to dive in, which is not what I would normally do". In the end, however, the teams finished just as they started, playing to a 0-0 draw to split the points.

They certainly have not been as easy on the eye as in previous years but I don't think that will bother their manager Mauricio Pochettino too much.

"We want to create something, but they wait when you make a mistake". Klopp's men have faced seven fixtures in 23 days that included encounters with City, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Chelsea and Napoli. "They're a good team and we knew it was going to be hard but I'm happy with not losing".

Milner, 32, has been one of Liverpool's most consistent performers so far this season, starting all but one game.

"[After] 85 minutes, you obviously get a bit worn out, and that moment goes by in a split second and I made a decision to dive in, which is not what I would normally do".

Pep Guardiola is the world’s best manager, says Jurgen Klopp
Graeme Souness also doubts Chelsea, who have also won their first two Europa League games this year, will challenge for the title. Liverpool have a fantastic opportunity to grab a sixth clean sheet of the season at the John Smiths Stadium in a couple of weeks.

"It was a tough game against the champions and I'm happy that we kept the clean sheet, especially after the penalty. It was really intense and both showed respect for the other team", he said. Don't lose the ball in the wrong moment, otherwise you have a big problem.

"If it is an open game at Anfield you don't even have a one-percent chance", said Guardiola.

"Both teams did well, and we were a bit lucky with the penalty of course".

"I've already learned a few things from him, but this is just the start. I am happy with the results we got".

The Liverpool defender admitted it was "not smart" to dive in on Leroy Sané during the stalemate on Sunday and he was hugely relieved when Riyad Mahrez blazed the 86th-minute penalty over the bar. We were close, more than ever to winning here but it is better than last season and we compete really really good.

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