Guardiola tells Man City players: Blame me for Liverpool pen

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

Yes, Chelsea are still unbeaten and Sarri has made an impressive start, but they are still a work in progress compared to City and Liverpool, who remain the teams to beat.

City, the reigning Premier League champions, were given a gilt-edged chance to leave Anfield with a win for the first time since 2003 when Van Dijk brought down Leroy Sane inside the box five minutes from time.

The City boss has since apologised to the Brazilian striker after telling winger Riyad Mahrez to take the 86th minute spot-kick, which he then fired over the bar.

As for what it means for the standings, there is now a three-way tie for first with teams having records of 6-2-0.

That's the opinion of Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville although Chelsea are on the same points as Liverpool and Man City and Arsenal are only two behind.

Manchester City are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and are yet to lose a game in the league this season.

But when I watch the Gunners, I don't see a team that can challenge for the title.

"Last season we lost here, and this season we drew, maybe next season we will win".

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.

"We feel we can compete with any team but people seem to be just dismissing other teams and making it a two-horse race, which is not the case", the Scotland worldwide told Sky Sports.

The City chief added: "We want to create but when you make a mistake, if it is an open game at Anfield, you don't even have one per cent of a chance. It looks like they are in a good shape", said Klopp. It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team.

"In training he shoots flawless penalties but sometimes it happens", Guardiola said post-match.

After a blistering start from Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's side recovered and pressed the home side but they held on until the interval.

The previously unstoppable Liverpool registered just two efforts on target, with City mustering the same. "We had a clear chance in the last action so we controlled quite well".

"So there is a long way to go and there will be a lot of teams competing but we hope we are one of them". If would have defended today like we did against Napoli, it is 7-0.

"I would not like to speak about the referees, about the decisions", Guardiola said.

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