Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nations League a 'senseless' competition

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The penalty and one or two situations that need a really good save, that is true, but we played City now that often and they are just outstanding. I watched the game on the flight back.

Milner has been a key part of Klopp's side this season as the 32-year-old has started 10 of Liverpool's 11 matches in all competitions this campaign with the midfielder chipping in with 2 goals and 2 assists so far.

"Absolutely", Metro UK quoted Klopp as saying when asked which team can challenge Man City and Liverpool for this season's Premier League title. It makes no sense to moan about it when you are in it but now it is over so I can moan about it.

The two teams started the highly anticipated encounter locked together at the top of the standings and City looked set to beat Juergen Klopp's Liverpool when Mahrez ballooned his spot kick way over the crossbar, after substitute Leroy Sane had been brought down by Virgil van Dijk.

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He was very impressive for Belgium at the World Cup and has carried on in this campaign where he left off in Russian Federation - he was sensational again on Sunday to help his side beat Southampton. If he can do that again, they have a chance of being champions - possibly.

Saints exposed them at the back but missed two sitters, firstly through Danny Ings to go 1-0 up and then when Ryan Bertrand could have equalised. After the game, Jurgen Klopp opens up about Premier League title race.

Asked if Sunday's stalemate shows they are closer to catching City, he said: "I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams".

Holding Man City to a clean sheet meant that the Reds have only conceded three goals in their first eight matches. "(A draw) is better than last season when we lose", added Guardiola as City's wait for a first win at Anfield since 2003 continued.

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"It was so intense since the last worldwide break", he said after the game.

Pep Guardiola said his gameplan was to control possession and avoid losing the ball in areas where Liverpool could counterattack through Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.

"There were not a lot of chances in the game; at the end, we were lucky they missed the penalty". You can get three points or one point or no points.

Yes it made for a drab game this time, but their real battle is only just beginning.

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