Gabriel Jesus unhappy at Pep Guardiola penalty call in draw at Liverpool

James Milner Liverpool Man City

James Milner Liverpool Man City

The last time Liverpool managed that was in the 1978-79 season when Bob Paisley led Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish to a storming first division win.

"Absolutely", he replied when asked if it would open up the title challenge. We have played City often and they are outstanding. As former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness observed after the game, all three have their qualities as team players but none of them possess the vision or flair to make a difference in an attacking sense. Having won six games in a row, did they?

A 0-0 draw, but Mahrez was not spared for costing his side three points.

"They struggled to get a foothold in the first half".

City's Riyad Mahrez blazed a penalty kick over the crossbar five minutes from time at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool remained unbeaten at home in the league since April 2017. Eighty-five minutes, you obviously get a bit worn out and that moment goes by in a split second and I chose to dive in, which is not what I would normally do. Now sitting equal on 20 points with both Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table, Maurizio Sarri seems to have brought back a freedom to a style of play that's being sprinkled out onto the pitch every time the Blues come out of the traps.

Virgil van Dijk's influence has clearly been huge, but Klopp deserves great credit for making his team so well-organised as a unit. They will have their moments, but I thought we defended them brilliant - apart from the penalty and one or two situations, where we needed Alisson with a really good save.

Liverpool also played with one eye on the clean sheet, for maybe different reasons.

'I don't think Arsenal...

The Premier League now takes a two-week break for the worldwide window with City next in action at home to Burnley on October 20th.

Liverpool started the season as the strong title contenders after their terrific performance last season and it's obvious to favor them over Manchester United after their recent performances.

The commonly held view since the start of the season has been that the battle for the Premier League crown will be a two horse race between Man City and Liverpool. It is also going to be exciting to see how United answer their critics and come on the top and improve their performances in the coming games after the global break.

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