Friday, 19 October, 2018

Guardiola admits City had no chance in an open game

Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool and Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enjoys a strong record against Pep Guardiola during the course of his career Credit Clive Brunskill Getty Images
Domingo Copeland | 08 October, 2018, 08:43

Riyad Mahrez let Liverpool off the hook by missing a late penalty as Manchester City had to settle for a 0-0 draw in a showdown involving the Premier League's two title favourites at Anfield on Sunday.

However, he had no complaints over referee Martin Atkinson awarding the spot-kick after Virgil van Dijk tripped Leroy Sane.

"During the training sessions, I see [Mahrez] every time taking penalties and it gives me a lot of confidence". "He [Jesus] wanted [to take it]".

"What we are doing is really intense for both teams and both showed respect for the other team".

However, Guardiola was happy with the point after losing his last three games against Jurgen Klopp's side, and having done it at a ground where City haven't won in 15 years.

With Sergio Aguero replaced on the hour mark, Mahrez, a £60-million (US$78.7 million) signing from Leicester in July, took responsibility but fired high over the bar to Liverpool's relief as City's wait for a first win at Anfield since 2003 continued. They are maybe, no, they are the best team in the world in these transitions, offensive, defensive, there is no team better in the world than that.

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The scintillating football of the opening weeks of the season has been dulled a touch towards the end of that jam-packed schedule over the last few games, in particular in a flat 1-0 reverse away to Napoli in the Champions League midweek.

Questioned about who will win the top of the table clash on Merseyside during his Ask Keown column in the Daily Mail on Thursday, Keown said: "I've gone for Liverpool to win the league so they need to win this one. Of course Liverpool fans want him to play bad, and he doesn't want to play bad, he wants to play good", said Guardiola. One of them is no longer at the club and the other is out injured for the season. Everyone misses penalties, even big, big players.

Understandably, the emphasis has been on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino but the real problem lies elsewhere.

"We are enjoying playing well and scoring goals", Hazard said. As it was we didn't score and they could have got a goal so we had to stay switched on. Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future.

James Milner's hamstring injury changed the complexion of the game as City took advantage of Naby Keita's arrival to exert their influence in opposition territory, although again without any real danger for their hosts. I think he touched the ball a bit but not enough. 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 attacking threat from their team - we stopped that today".

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