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"He's a coach who demands a lot from his players, not only in matches, but on a daily basis in training".

"It is a point".

But the Egyptian again looked far from his best and snatched at the sort of chances he buried last season. "We had our chance".

Despite being gifted the opportunity to grab all three points at their title challenger's home ground, only for Riyad Mahrez to miss a late penalty, Pep Guardiola will undoubtedly be the happier of the two managers after claiming a point.

With Pep Guardiola admitting he apologised to Gabriel Jesus after he did not let the striker take a penalty on the weekend, the Brazilian has now responded to what happened.

The Liverpool defender admitted it was "not smart" to dive in on Leroy Sané during the stalemate on Sunday and he was hugely relieved when Riyad Mahrez blazed the 86th-minute penalty over the bar.

The change of position seemed to have a destabilising effect on the 21-year-old, who diverted Lovren's header back to Sergio Aguero in the penalty area. The Brazilian had been keen but Guardiola sent a message on to the field via Benjamin Mendy telling him to defer to Mahrez.




"You saw his penalty map come up with the three misses and you then think he's got anxiety with previous penalties as it means you're not ideal at them". I don't know. I [asked] him: "'Big one?' and he said: "'I don't think so, but big enough that I go off'". He touched Sane more.

Obviously a win at Anfield would have been a huge psychological boost for his team, but a 0-0 draw is still a positive result.

"We had on Wednesday a little setback for sure. If we had defended like we did against Napoli today, it's a 7-0".

Both London clubs have enjoyed impressive starts to the 2018-19 campaign, with Chelsea joint-top going into the second worldwide break of the season.

The Algerian said: "It is part of football, you have to go forward and stay strong". 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.

After starting the season with seven straight victories, Liverpool have now failed to win any of their past four matches.


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