Liverpool set to break 40-year-old record after Man City result

Mahrez misses late penalty as Man City draw at Liverpool

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus 'unhappy' at Riyad Mahrez taking penalty vs. Liverpool

The full-back was dropped to the bench as Liverpool drew 0-0 with title rivals Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool have made a great start to their league campaign without the inclusion of Fabinho, and Klopp is satisfied with his team's position, level on points with City and Chelsea, as they head into the global break.

Club record signing Mahrez has now missed six of his last 10 penalties in the Premier League but says he needs to put the disappointment behind him as quickly as possible. 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.

Jesus, who has scored two goals this season, revealed that Guardiola apologised to him after the game. You can get three points or one point or no points. "We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot. "In the training session he shoots flawless penalties, and ok this sometimes happens so at the end it is what it is". Klopp is likely to keep faith in the front three of Salah, Mane & Firmino as he looks to press Manchester City high up the pitch.

Andy Robertson has faith Liverpool can maintain a Premier League challenge this season - but dismissed any suggestion of there being a battle exclusively with Manchester City. "How we played was different to previous seasons".

"We stood strong and showed great mental strength", said Stones after the game. Guardiola, meanwhile, conceded after the match that he wanted to slow the game down, saying no side in the world are better than Liverpool in a frantic, end-to-end game. "Liverpool can be happy with a clean sheet". Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to cover.

Van Dijk has become a colossus for Liverpool, leading by example from the back, and his presence has transformed the previously erratic Dejan Lovren.

The match between Liverpool and Manchester City was meant to be one for the ages. 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.

The right-back also had two of his side's four shots, which is a rather damning indictment of the midfield and forward line's goal threat.

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