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Manchester City remain top of the table but will leave Merseyside with regrets they didn’t earn all three points.

Riyad Mahrez had the chance to win the game from the spot after Virgil van Dijk brought down Leroy Sane.

The Algerian fended off team mate Gabriel Jesus from taking the penalty.

Mahrez fired the penalty over the crossbar meaning the sides had to share the points.

Pep Guardiola insisted he was still proud of his team despite missing out on all three points.

“We competed and we controlled them in terms of the counter attack with their front three,” the Man City boss said.

“Our back four was so good and we enjoyed a lot of patient build up, but we didn’t create much after that. It’s a good result.

“We tried to win and we didn’t concede at Anfield which is quite special. We had our chance and we tried to be ourselves.”

The Spanish boss then made a bold claim about the Reds and what happens if you let the game open up against you.

“If you play an open game at Anfield against Liverpool, you don’t have 1% chance. They have maybe the best team in the world in these transitions,” he added.

Liverpool beat Man City three times last season, including twice in the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were the first team to beat the eventual champions in the league in a 4-3 thriller at Anfield.

Luckily for City, Liverpool’s spellbinding attack of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane has yet to click into first gear this season.

Man City remain top of the table on goal difference but Chelsea have closed the gap on both the holders and Liverpool with a comfortable win on the road at Southampton.

All three sides are locked on 20 points as we head into the international break and are yet to taste defeat.

The game failed to live up to expectations and it took until the 62nd minute for there to be a shot on target.


Source : EXPRESS

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