Fabinho learning and adapting to Klopp's methods

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

After Manchester City draw, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp slams ‘senseless’ UEFA Nations League

I have learned a few things from him but it is just the start. "Of course, I wanted to score to help the team to win.'" he explained.

Arsenal, who lost their first two games of the season are right back in the title hunt after a 5-1 stroll against Fulham, while Chelsea saw off Southampton 3-0 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola took responsibility for placing his trust in Riyad Mahrez as the Algerian's missed penalty five minutes from time cost City victory in a disappointing 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

Stones said City were delighted to keep a clean sheet after conceding seven goals in their past two visits - one game in the Premier League and one in the Champions League - but Mahrez's miss took the gloss off their performance.

"We were close more than ever to win here". But if it is an open game at Anfield, or any open game against Liverpool, you don't even have one percent of a chance.

Fabinho has been an unused substitute in the last four Premier League games, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and James Milner sharing the three midfield spots between them.

It has everything to do with the cultures both men have created at their clubs; as well as the differing levels of difficulty provided by their respective opponents.

"This time, while retaining an attacking outlook, he had his players better drilled to plug the gaps which Jurgen Klopp's fast counter-attacks exploited so ruthlessly in the those 4-3 and 3-0 defeats".

Liverpool ace Salah was the breakout star in last season's Premier League, winning the Golden Boot with 32 goals from his 36 appearances. It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team. "I am happy with the results we got". And, though his manager's words on the topic were admittedly vague, they did seem to play down the problem.

"In that situation they are much better than us". "I know against which team we are playing".

The game was easily one of the most anticipated of the season so far, although it failed to live up to expectations in that regard as the two teams cancelled each other out.

Arsenal are improving under Unai Emery, and have won six league games on the bounce to move into the top four.

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