Manchester City’s tactics a compliment to Liverpool, says Virgil van Dijk

Jo Caldwell
October 10, 2018

Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world" as he prepares to see many of his squad leave on worldwide duty following Liverpool's drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

"Going forward we haven't got a lot of options in midfield but the manager could maybe slot Shaqiri in there or Adam Lallana when he's fit". More importantly, his muscular, committed display shows he has finally adapted to the Premier League. If Liverpool can keep a clean sheet against Huddersfield then they will break that record for the best defensive start to a season in the club's history.

"For me it was very important for (Ramsey) to take confidence and take that first goal", said Emery.

Liverpool ace Salah was the breakout star in last season's Premier League, winning the Golden Boot with 32 goals from his 36 appearances. "It looks like they are in a good shape".

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"I am really happy with what the boys did today", Klopp said.

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson reckons it would be foolish to dismiss both Chelsea and Arsenal from this seasons Premier League title race.

"If somebody had told me after eight fixtures 20 points I'd say yes but with this fixture list I would buy it", he added.

However, Riyad Mahrez blasted a late penalty well over the bar as City had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw at Anfield and a share of the lead with Liverpool and Chelsea. Mahrez missed a penalty which meant Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea are all level on points. In the league, City has clicked into gear and are already top of the Premier League table only dropping points away to Wolves at the end of August.

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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored twice, with Aaron Ramsey grabbing the other.

Well, a recent report from Liverpool have made it known that James Milner will be out for a month and will not be back until November before the game between Liverpool and Arsenal.

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

It was the Algerian international's fourth miss from the spot in his last six.

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