Kevin De Bruyne could return for Manchester City vs Liverpool

Kevin De Bruyne could return for Manchester City vs Liverpool

That's led to plenty of speculation about problems in the side, with this scoreless display making it four games without a goal for one of their famed attacking trident since all three have been at Anfield.

Pep Guardiola has apologised to Gabriel Jesus after refusing the Manchester City striker's request to take the late penalty at Liverpool that Riyad Mahrez blazed over the bar. They remain on five points, one place above the relegation zone. Having played their Champions League game later in the week, and further distance away, than their opponents there was concerns they couldn't keep up their usual intensity. All of Liverpool's starting front six had been involved in both the defeat away to Napoli on Wednesday and the draw at Chelsea last Saturday, and it may be they were suffering a touch of fatigue after three such tough games in a week. We want to create but when you make a mistake. But if it is an open game at Anfield, or any open game against Liverpool, you don't even have one percent of a chance. Watching them is really good.

"He had the courage and the balls to hit the penalty". How he's played today, he gave everything and that's important. It is built for that.

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Liverpool made the stronger start, although Manchester City went on to control proceedings in the first half as they slowed the game down.

The 27-year-old has admitted that City's clash with Liverpool on Sunday will be the Citizens most hard challenge on the road this season.

"I think Arsenal have done very well and Unai Emery has done very well but I don't think they're going to be challenging for the title". You need to finish.

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"Now the players go off and play the Nations League which is the most senseless competition in the world of football", said Klopp, who urged the soccer authorities to look at the issue of players being overused. We did well up until the penalty moment.

"I'd just started celebrating that we'd got it, a great opportunity to win a game", Stones told Sky Sports. "Maybe we didn't help him like a team and help him to score more goals".

"For both teams it was really intense, and both showed respect for the other team". Don't lose the ball in risky positions because when you lose the ball there they counterattack with [Roberto] Firmino, [Sadio] Mané and [Mohamed] Salah. "The teams did well and we were a bit lucky with the penalty, of course, that is clear".

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Klopp and his City counterpart Pep Guardiola were satisfied with their team's displays in a tight, tactical encounter which finished 0-0 at Anfield, but the German was clearly frustrated to now lose his players for global duty.

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