Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Pep Guardiola is the world’s best manager, says Jurgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola is the world’s best manager, says Jurgen Klopp

The Reds trio strikers of Mo Salah, Firmino and Mane were not spectacular and it was nearly a complete replication of their performance against Napoli in the UCL.

Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world" as he prepares to see many of his squad leave on global duty following Liverpool's drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

"I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams", the centre-half said. "I think that showed at times today".

'(Chelsea) have started the season well.

Last season, City conceded seven goals in two games against Liverpool at Anfield in the league and Champions League; something had to change and there was a distinct difference to the way his team approached this fixture. "We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot.

It's news that won't exactly thrill the other 19 Premier League clubs - as the BBC report: "Manchester City may be even better now than the team who earned a Premier League record 100 points, according to football statisticians at Gracenote". They will have their moments, but I thought we defended them brilliant - apart from the penalty and one or two situations, where we needed Alisson with a really good save.

In the aftermath of the Liverpool game, some City fans on social media have been disgruntled that Riyad Mahrez ballooned a penalty with just minutes to go after appearing to pull rank over Gabriel Jesus following Sergio Aguero's departure from the pitch.

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. We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times.

On the other hand, Liverpool are third behind Manchester City and Chelsea on the Premier League table but have the same points as the other two teams.

Despite the penalty miss, Guardiola declared himself happy with the point.

"I think to keep a clean sheet after a penalty in the last five minutes makes me a very happy man".

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

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