Riyad Mahrez skies late penalty as City are held at Anfield

Firmino laughs with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Firmino laughs with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Premier League leaders Manchester City head to Anfield today to face the team they are above only on goal difference, Liverpool, in the biggest game of the Premier League season to date.

Of course, that 1-0 loss was only Liverpool's second of the season, and neither of those reverses have come in the Premier League.

Liverpool have started so well, they have the same points us, but we were expecting that all along.

"You can not defend them 100 per cent over 95 minutes, so they will always have their moments but I thought how we defended was brilliant apart from the penalty and one or two situations where we needed Alisson with a really good save".

"If you asked anyone they would say it was not done". "I am really happy with what the boys did".

Against a side of City's quality, I would always want to get a couple of results onside, and if the game is drawn, DNB allows your stake to be returned.

With Sergio Aguero substituted, the Brazil worldwide striker was ready to take the 86th-minute spot kick, but the City boss instructed Benjamin Mendy to tell Riyad Mahrez to take it instead. You can not defend over 95 minutes, 100 percent but I thought how we defended was brilliant. "Liverpool were an excellent team last season and since then they have bought some more incredible players to fight against us".

"From all actions, from corners and free kicks, they're so tall and are stronger than us but we defended well, the back four was so good in their positions".

"It was a great game to play obviously and it's unlucky that we didn't score and unlucky [for City] that we didn't concede as well".

It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team.

"There's a little bit of authority with him as he took the penalty, but there's also a bit of selfishness - as he looked like he wanted to be the hero". It's not that you go out of a game like this thinking now we have the solution to deal with Manchester City.

"Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn't score goals. I don't know because we haven't spoken about it".

"Well, we tried, the important thing is we tried", he said.

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