Better Things Around The Corner For Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

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

Mahrez miss leaves City, Liverpool and Chelsea all level at top

Liverpool summer signing Fabinho insists he is adapting to his new club, and English football, despite still not making his Premier League debut.

Telegraph Sport correspondents assess how each of those five sides have performed so far, and ask which teams are best placed to mount a genuine title challenge and whose seasons will falter. So it looks like they are in a good shape.

What concerns me more about Spurs is still the strength of their squad and whether it is deep enough compared to the likes of City, Liverpool and Chelsea. "You have to call the manager of any country and say, "Can you leave players out?' and he says, 'I am under pressure as well", said Klopp.

City defender John Stones said the players had decided among themselves that Mahrez would take the kick after impressing with his spot-kicks in training last week.

"I think friendly games are one thing, but when you come to competitive games, it's completely different". "But they still pressed and still tried to play their game".

City's Riyad Mahrez blazed a penalty over the bar five minutes from time at Anfield as Liverpool remained unbeaten at home in the league since April 2017.

Liverpool are joint-top of the Premier League after eight games, alongside Manchester City and Chelsea, on 20 points. After the game, Jurgen Klopp opens up about Premier League title race.

Elsewhere, Tottenham stayed in the title hunt with a 1-0 win at bottom club Cardiff while Manchester United stormed back from two goals down to beat Newcastle and give manager Jose Mourinho some breathing space.

At the other end, Liverpool's front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were also held scoreless for a fourth straight game.

"It was a penalty and it shouldn't have happened, but I'm very happy we didn't concede". Clearly, from the way they set up, neither of them wanted to be beaten, rather than both going looking for the win.

"The tackle cost his team a penalty and Virgil realised that he had made the wrong decision".

Twitter reacted to the draw and here are some of the best tweets.

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