Robertson: Title race not just between Liverpool and City

Robertson: Title race not just between Liverpool and City

Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw with Champions Man City yesterday, meaning that both teams and Chelsea sit joint top of the table on 20 points as we head into the worldwide break.

City forward Jesus had wanted to take responsibility but manager Pep Guardiola instructed Mahrez to step up.

The was the fifth spot-kick the Algeria global has missed from his last eight attempts.

Mahrez, the £60m summer signing who had missed four of his previous seven efforts from 12-yards, skied the penalty, and the game finished goalless.

'It won't affect me at all.

Jurgen Klopp said he is satisfied with Liverpool's points total after a hard run and described the resumption of the UEFA Nations League as "the most senseless competition" in football. Mahrez had to put on a courageous face after squandering a glorious opportunity to end that drought by blazing well over the bar.

"So there is a long way to go and there will be a lot of teams competing but we hope we are one of them".

"But the most important part was that our performance was very good today".

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And City could have secured victory after being awarded an 86 minute penalty when substitute Leroy Sane was brought down in the box.

Mourinho has strangled the life out of games at Anfield a couple of times and been condemned for it, but Guardiola now appears to have taken a leaf out of the United manager's book by accepting that tactics need to be altered for games like these.

Jesus accepted Guardiola's apology but could not hide his frustration with the situation.

"I am really happy with what the boys did. We were close, more than ever to winning here but it is better than last season when we lose and especially when we try to be ourselves all the time", he added. "You have to call the manager of any country and say, "Can you leave players out?' and he says, 'I am under pressure as well", said Klopp.

The result left City, Liverpool and Chelsea in a three-way tie at the top of the table with 20 points from eight games.

On this occasion he modified his tactics to nullify Liverpool's threat and Mahrez felt that approach served the team well.

"We stood strong and showed great mental strength", said Stones after the game.

The Reds are now four matches without a win after coming out the other end of a sticky few weeks of fixtures which has seen them play Chelsea twice, Napoli and of course, City.

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