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Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nations League a 'senseless' competition

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nations League a 'senseless' competition”

It is also going to be exciting to see how United answer their critics and come on the top and improve their performances in the coming games after the global break.

Klopp and his City counterpart Pep Guardiola were satisfied with their team's displays in a tight, tactical encounter which finished 0-0 at Anfield, but the German was clearly frustrated to now lose his players for global duty.

Jurgen Klopp's men played out a 0-0 draw with Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday, with Riyad Mahrez missing a late penalty for the visitors. Both sides have been playing some scintillating football at the start of the season, and this match should certainly live up to the billing.

Nevertheless, the second half started with more goal by both the teams and they got many chances to win the game.

You feel they will come good soon, with an opponent likely to receiving a hiding, but it is becoming a little concerning after the attacking highs of last season.

With Aguero off the pitch the responsibility was handed to Mahrez - after Jesus was seemingly told to stand down - but with Alisson going the right away he blazed over, making it three failures in his last six.

It is the first time that has happened, although it must be stressed that this has been a hard run of fixtures. The Guinean midfielder stayed overnight in a Naples hospital after suffering a back spasm. His absence meant that he had to name a less offensive-minded midfield trio of James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.

"I think Manchester City and Liverpool are a step forward". In the league, City has clicked into gear and are already top of the Premier League table only dropping points away to Wolves at the end of August.

The first time back heel flick was perfectly weighted into the path of his fellow countryman, whose finish at the near post beat Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and got United back level with 15 minutes remaining to try and win it.

The result of today's game could provide an early indicator of whom will win the title this season and the Reds are more likely to claim three points on Sunday after not losing a home game to City in the Premier League since May 2003.

In team news, Kevin De Bruyne could feature in the game which would be a huge boost for the Citizens.

"It was so intense since the last worldwide break", he said after the game.



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