Gabriel Jesus Not Happy With Pep Guardiola's Decision

Elena Summers
October 9, 2018

Ahead of the game, Klopp tried to play down Mohamed Salah's slump in form after an incredible 44-goal debut season at Anfield.

Virgil van Dijk believes the fact Manchester City adopted a slightly cautious approach at Anfield is a sign that Liverpool have earned Pep Guardiola's "respect".

Liverpool have faced Spurs, Chelsea and City in three of their past four league games, winning one and drawing two.

"We were close more than ever to win here". After strengthening significantly in the summer, the expectation will be on Liverpool in getting a result with the hope of reclaiming the league title for the first time since the 89/90 season. If Liverpool can keep a clean sheet against Huddersfield then they will break that record for the best defensive start to a season in the club's history.

Riyad Mahrez smashed a late penalty over the bar as Manchester City and Liverpool played out a tiresome 0-0 draw at Anfield.

The two sides - along with Chelsea - are all locked on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, separated only by goal difference after Sunday's matches.

It has become something of an insult in the modern game to accuse a team of "parking the bus" when they emerge with their goal unbreached and intact.

In the aftermath of the Liverpool game, some City fans on social media have been disgruntled that Riyad Mahrez ballooned a penalty with just minutes to go after appearing to pull rank over Gabriel Jesus following Sergio Aguero's departure from the pitch. "I think we deserved to win, but sometimes it is better to not lose as well".

"We had a clear chance in the last action, so we controlled quite well".

"My respect for Pep Guardiola couldn't be bigger, he is the world's best manager and that makes it so hard, but so exciting to play his teams".

"If it is an open game at Anfield you don't even have a one-percent chance", said Guardiola.

"If somebody had told me after eight fixtures 20 points I'd say yes but with this fixture list I would buy it", he added. Klopp feels the schedule has been tough and is concerned about the continuing workload on players.

Jurgen Klopp has issued a positive update on James Milner after the midfielder limped out of Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

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