Twitter reacts Manchester City held to goalless draw by Liverpool
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Oct 10, 2018,
Oct 10, 2018, 1:21
Chelsea joined Manchester City and Liverpool at the Premier League summit on Sunday as Riyad Mahrez blazed a late penalty over the bar when presented with a golden chance to end his team's Anfield hoodoo.
"I asked him 'big one?' and he said 'I don't think so, but big enough that I go off'". Eighty-five minutes, you obviously get a bit tired and that moment goes by in a split second and I chose to dive in, which is not what I would normally do.
Two points separate the top five teams after eight games - the closest it has ever been at this stage of a season in the Premier League era.
Liverpool could have lost the one point they gained if Mahrez didn't miss the penalty.
But after losing on his three previous visits to Anfield as City boss, Guardiola took the positives from taking a point from one of the few venues the champions were defeated last season. "Maybe we didn't help him like a team and help him to score more goals".
Even so, City will view a point at Anfield as a positive result - it is certainly better than their defeat last season - and I am sure Klopp will see a draw in the same way. Every team in the Premier League wants that, but it's only for a few of them.
"They are built for that, Jurgen (Klopp) is built for that".
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'We were very strong and we showed that we can do both - we can have the ball but be strong as well, ' said Mahrez, who played a key role in occupying attacking left-back Andy Robertson.
"It is an unbelievable challenge to face Man City and as the last game it makes the challenge even bigger", Klopp said.
Fulham, who equalized through Andre Schurrle, have the worst defensive record in the Premier League and have now conceded 21 goals this season.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored twice, with Aaron Ramsey grabbing the other.
Arsenal are improving under Unai Emery, and have won six league games on the bounce to move into the top four. But I said already in an interview, we have to start thinking about the players. "Only when the team play better and play good the striker has more chances to score goals".
The Reds were billed as Manchester City's most-likely challengers in the 2018-19 season after Jurgen Klopp brought in four new signings in the summer transfer window.