The highly anticipated clash between Liverpool and Manchester City did not live up to the hype as both teams failed to score in a disappointed 0-0 draw at Anfield.
Unlike the four enthralling encounters between the two last season when Liverpool beat the English champions three times, neither side managed to register a shot on target until after the hour mark.
With four minutes from time City had the golden to take the lead when substitute Leroy Sane was fouled by Virgil van Dijk in the penalty box and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot.
With Sergio Aguero replaced on the hour mark, new signing Riyad Mahrez, took responsibility but fired high over the bar to Liverpool’s relief as City’s wait for a first win at Anfield since 2003 continued.
After starting the season with seven straight wins, though, Liverpool have now failed to win in any of their last four matches as the upcoming international break comes at the right time for Jurgen Klopp‘s men.
City remain top of the table on goal difference, but both teams are now locked with Chelsea, who were 3-0 winners earlier at Southampton, on 20 points from eight games.
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