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Klopp's liverpool looked nervous throughout the game, with Salah, Mane and Firmino all off the pace.

Virgil van Dijk believes Manchester City have developed a new respect for Liverpool but insists it will be games against teams outside the top six which will be pivotal to the Reds' Premier League title challenge.

That's led to plenty of speculation about problems in the side, with this scoreless display making it four games without a goal for one of their famed attacking trident since all three have been at Anfield.

"Mahrez hasn't hit the ground running at Manchester City - he's not been awesome since joining and he's fighting with some really good players to get into the team".

"And Mendy, it was three weeks injured and training maybe two or three times and he made a performance not just defensively but offensively".

"We've had a great start to the season and we want to keep it going".

Liverpool remain level on points with Chelsea and City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of the worldwide break, after a gruelling run of matches.

Ahead of their clash against Liverpool, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who helped them Cityzens clinch the Premier League title last season, lauded Argentine Sergio Aguero for his consistency and greatness and claimed we would have to see Mo Salah doing it with consistency for eight years.

Jordan Henderson was surrounded by some Manchester City players who are capable of playing the pressing game really well. "We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot.

The former England worldwide was once again selected to line-up alongside Jordan Henderson and Goerginio Wijnaldum in the middle of the park for Liverpool's top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester City on Sunday.

Do you think Guardiola should have let the Brazilian step up for the penalty?

As I said on Match of the Day on Saturday, what has been happening at United this season has been embarrassing, right through the club. 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.

Mahrez blew a late spotkick in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

Klopp said players need a proper break to be fresher, pointing to the case of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson who played for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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