Martin Atkinson was in right spot for all Manchester City penalty appeals

LIVE Liverpool - Manchester City - Premier League - 7 October 2018

Liverpool vs. Manchester City final score, recap: Mahrez misses penalty kick in a scoreless draw

But when a team plays against Liverpool, especially away from home, they simply can not go into the game without some kind of plan to stop the likes of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane from wreaking havoc.

The draw means Liverpool has now gone four matches without a win in all competitions. We deserved to win, but sometimes it's important not to lose, as well'.

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Pep Guardiola was happy to settle for a point at Anfield despite admitting his Manchester City side spurned a great chance to beat Liverpool.

Virgil van Dijk has said Manchester City's caution at Anfield was a sign of respect for Liverpool and promised to learn from the foul that nearly cost Jürgen Klopp's team their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

"And Arsenal are two points behind and they won six games in a row".

However, Riyad Mahrez failed to capitalize on it and blasted the penalty kick way above Alisson's goal.

The Reds defender has told his team-mates that the title won't be decided in games against Manchester City.

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Guardiola spoke before the game about his fear of Liverpool's front three, and that was reflected in his tactics, which were far more conservative than they were last season.

Both London clubs have enjoyed impressive starts to the 2018-19 campaign, with Chelsea joint-top going into the second global break of the season. That's why I say, going away is not a big problem, but now you call a manager of any country and ask him to leave out one or two players and he says: 'I am under pressure as well, ' because now it's Nations Cup.

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

"We played Chelsea last week, who were excellent".

'We showed that we are not just a team that likes to play and leaves big spaces - we are also a team that wants to be strong defensively, and that's what we showed at Anfield'.

"But it is tough week in, week out, and playing with a little injury is not easy".

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