Mahrez misses penalty kick as Liverpool, Man City draw

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Virgil van Dijk challenges Leroy Sane, gets none of the ball but makes contact with the City man. Even when we won 3-0 at home and 4-3 at home, it was not like that.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has surprisingly admitted that Kevin De Bruyne could be available for his side's trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

"So the pressure is on these players A because of the amount of games and B because of the type of games they play".

"It is a very intense, unbelievable challenge to face Manchester City always - I've said that before - and as the last game of an hard period, it makes the challenge even bigger, so I am really happy with what the boys did", Klopp said.

Referee Martin Atkinson was absolutely right to award Manchester City their penalty in the dying moments.

I just can't see this being anything else but an intense, high-octane shootout, with so many outstanding attacking talents on show. So stick around and I'll give you instant highlights of the goals as they go in, along with the usual pre-match chat.

"We know how complicated it is to play this team in this stadium".

Martin Keown states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City

"You can not ignore City in the preparation for a City game", Klopp said.

Guardiola has lost both of his Premier League games at Anfield, and Opta tell us he has never lost three straight league matches away to the same opposition.

"I thought how we defended was brilliant apart from the penalty and one or two situations where we needed Alisson with a really good save". Against City, if you don't defend half spaces they are constantly between your midfield and your last line, you have to constantly jump from your last line, which you don't want to do that often.

With Sergio Aguero substituted, the Brazil global striker was ready to take the 86th-minute spot kick, but the City boss instructed Benjamin Mendy to tell Riyad Mahrez to take it instead.

"We wanted to bounce back from our defeat against Napoli and I think we did".

"It was a tough game against the champions and I'm happy that we kept the clean sheet, especially after the penalty".

The total of 109km distance covered was their joint-second-lowest of the season so far, but they made 129 high-intensity sprints - more than in any other game this season with the exception of last weekend's 1-1 draw with Chelsea. We had our chance.

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