Liverpool's Forgotten Man Linked With January Transfer to Leicester City

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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. 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. "The first half was not so easy, they missed big chances ... but we controlled the match in the second half".

"To do that at Anfield is so complicated, because everybody knows against which team we are playing".

"The start was brilliant, spot on from the first second, we caused them a lot of problems".

"It is a point".

Liverpool's over-riding emotions after this draw will be relief at the reprieve handed to them by Mahrez's wayward penalty and delight that they still remain unbeaten after eight Premier League games, which have included visits to Spurs and Chelsea and a home game with Manchester City. "We had our chance".

After the goalless draw, Guardiola said: "He (Jesus) wanted to take it".

The Brazilian had been keen but Guardiola sent a message on to the field via Benjamin Mendy telling him to defer to Mahrez. Aguero is City's usual penalty-taker, but he had been substituted, leading to an on-field discussion as to who would take it.

'[Riyad] had the courage and the balls to take the penalty, in training he shoots ideal penalties but sometimes it happens, ' he said.

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City had already had two shouts for penalties - one when Sergio Aguero appeared to be bundled over by Dejan Lovren and one when the Croatia caught Gabriel Jesus with a flailing arm - when Virgil van Dijk tripped Leroy Sane.

This is Liverpool's chance to make a statement, to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League and show everyone that they really are in the mix for their first league title since 1990.

Opposite number Jurgen Klopp had no issues about the late award of the penalty.

In an exchange with Sky, Guardiola said: 'He (Mahrez) had the courage to hit the penalty.

"Not taking any notice of who was taking it, so I think it's just decided between the boys". He touched Sane more than the ball, so it's a penalty.

"But we deserve this bit of luck with this performance". We had a little setback on Wednesday. That was really important to see it agains, to adjust a few things. "If we had defended like we did against Napoli today, it's a 7-0".

In the Premier League team of Unai emery has won six matches in a row, which allowed Arsenal to break into the Champions League zone.

"It's what Jurgen feels, and what the players take, for that sense".