After City draw, Liverpool's Klopp slams 'senseless' Nations League

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There will be much discussion in Liverpool fan circles about the state of Jurgen Klopp's attackers after they drew another blank against Manchester City. It's too early, I don't know.

The Liverpool defender admitted it was "not smart" to dive in on Leroy Sané during the stalemate on Sunday and he was hugely relieved when Riyad Mahrez blazed the 86th-minute penalty over the bar.

After their pulsating clashes in the UEFA Champions League and the 4-3 thriller in the Premier League in 2018, this affair was more pragmatic with possession nearly equal and big chances also shared evenly.

"We were close more than ever to win here". Manchester City got the biggest chance to seal the game when Lorey Sane was knocked down by Virgil van Dijk in his own penalty area and the Cityzens' were handed a spot kick.

"Up and down they are the best team in the world in these transitions, offensive, defensive, they are built for that".

Their west London neighbors Chelsea have made an altogether more impressive start to the season and remain undefeated with nine wins from 11 competitive games this season. But we have to make sure we manage it until the end of the season to keep it like this.

"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". It's true under a new manager and management they may not look as risky as City or Liverpool but surely they will be the dark horses or will at least make the opposition team tremendously hard to get the 3 points this season.

Klopp said players need a proper break to be fresher, pointing to the case of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson who played for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Fulham, who equalized through Andre Schurrle, have the worst defensive record in the Premier League and have now conceded 21 goals this season.

"For both teams it was really intense, and both showed respect for the other team".

According to Gracenote, one of the reasons for the reduction in probability of conceding goals is the team cohesion in defence, as most of the back five have played together for more than a year, while the inclusion of Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy has considerably improved the side.

Even more positively for the Reds, with the global break kicking off this week, the club do not have another game until the 20th of October against Huddersfield at the Kirklees Stadium.

Everyone misses penalties, even big, big players.

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