Man City & Liverpool still a step ahead, says Maurizio Sarri

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The German coach was pleased with a point from Sunday's top of the table clash with City, which left the pair level with Chelsea on 20 points and ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Mahrez has now missed five of his past eight Premier League penalties - one for City and four for his previous club Leicester City - and seems highly unlikely to be given another chance after blasting the ball over the bar in the 86th minute.

Despite earning a Premier League record 100 points last season, City lost three times against Liverpool last season in all competitions, including their first defeat of the season in the league.

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"I don't exactly know what you can win but there is some final next summer or something so that's it".

The scintillating football of the opening weeks of the season has been dulled a touch towards the end of that jam-packed schedule over the last few games, in particular in a flat 1-0 reverse away to Napoli in the Champions League midweek.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits Manchester City deserved their late penalty for yesterday's 0-0 draw. The Portugal playmaker has shown that he can fill enough roles for Manchester City - the next David Silva, the present Kevin De Bruyne - so that deputising as penalty taker for Sergio Agüero would surely have been a breeze.

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Until roughly this time previous year the criticism of him was always that his finishing didn't match up to his excellence in other areas, and he seems to have reverted to that impression of him: 29 shots on the league this season have yielded only three goals. Riyad was taking them great in training all week and had the courage to step up.

"We played Chelsea last week, who were excellent".

"He did not start in the first 11 today but when he was on he scored within a minute and that gives confidence for both him and us".

Guardiola also admitted after the game that it was "quite special" to keep a clean sheet at Anfield as he, once again, strayed into Mourinho territory by cherishing the shut-out.

"It is not smart to dive in there", Van Dijk told Sky Sports.

It's part of football - sometimes you score, sometimes you miss. We did well up until the penalty moment. We played so well so if you want to analyse the result it was okay.

"But with that fixture list I'd have said "I'll buy it, let's start on the ninth matchday".

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