Twitter reacts Manchester City held to goalless draw by Liverpool

Jo Caldwell
October 9, 2018

That's the question BBC Sport are asking this morning with a stats-based feature on how the Blues have started even better than the Centurions campaign.

It certainly promises to be a fascinating encounter at the top of the Premier League table as Liverpool take on Manchester City at Anfield.

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson reckons it would be foolish to dismiss both Chelsea and Arsenal from this seasons Premier League title race. "But they still pressed and still tried to play their game". Running in these transitions there is no one better. "It looks like they are in a good shape", said Klopp.

All that plus a fit again De Bruyne to come back?

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This was punished in Italy when Napoli stole a win in the dying minutes and the same thing nearly happened at Anfield but Riyad Mahrez's awful penalty kick let the Merseysiders off the hook.

However, the Algerian's penalty was a shocker and as such, the game between Liverpool and the champions ended goalless, a result which will please both sides.

As I said on Match of the Day on Saturday, what has been happening at United this season has been embarrassing, right through the club.

It was particularly tough to take for Jesus, who was keen to take the penalty only to be ushered away by Mahrez, who has missed five of his past eight penalties.

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He is now with the Brazil national squad - along with Liverpool teammates Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino - for friendlies with Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the coming week.

"I've missed a few, but it is part of football", said Mahrez. We deserved to win, but sometimes it's important not to lose, as well'.

Going by how the two sides have been at top form, many would have thought the game would be filled with goals from different angles. Unlike last season, Klopp could not call on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to penetrate City with runs from midfield due to the former Arsenal player's long-term knee injury lay-off.

He's a footballer who plays in the position of striker and so it really isn't very surprising that scoring goals is pretty much his modus operandi and probably his favourite thing to do in the world.

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"It showed we are not just a team that wants to play and leaves big spaces, but we are a team who want to be strong defensively".

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