Martin Atkinson was in right spot for all Manchester City penalty appeals

Silvia Morton
October 9, 2018

Liverpool maintains their flawless start and remains unbeaten against Manchester City last Sunday.

"That was something for concern certainly for the Chelsea fans at the start of the season". Before the season started I thought United and Liverpool would both be close to City this time.

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.

Liverpool had won their last three meetings with City prior to Sunday and it took until the 62nd minute for either team to register a single shot on target at Anfield as both teams cancelled each other out.

The visitors had three previous claims for a spot-kick before Virgil van Dijk's challenge on substitute Leroy Sane eventually resulted in one, but £60million summer signing Mahrez blazed over.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp took aim at UEFA's new Nations League competition, labelling it "senseless", after his side headed into the global break with a home draw against Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

The Manchester United legend favours a Premier League rivals over his former club as only possible title contenders and competition for the defending champions Manchester City.

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I am expecting City and Liverpool to fight it out, with Chelsea the only other team who can challenge for the title - though for that to happen, a lot depends on Eden Hazard.

The Nations League was introduced this year by European soccer's governing body UEFA largely to replace friendly matches with competitive games in a mini-group format. Liverpool becomes the only team to stop the Citizens from scoring this season.

"I said that to the referee afterwards as well". Where City have faced a fixture against a team just promoted from the Championship (Wolves, Fulham and Cardiff), last season's data has been taken from the fixture against the team relegated to make way for them (Swansea, West Brom and Stoke). If he can do that again, they have a chance of being champions - possibly.

Saints exposed them at the back but missed two sitters, firstly through Danny Ings to go 1-0 up and then when Ryan Bertrand could have equalised.

Writing in the Liverpool Echo, Andrew Beasley states that Joe Gomez (3) was the only Liverpool player to create more than one chance on the day. We tried to win but at the end we need to be happy - I need to be happy - that we didn't lose it because of the penalty.

Mourinho has been roundly criticised in the past two seasons after his United team emerged from Anfield with successive 0-0 draws.

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