Pep Guardiola is the world’s best manager, says Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool vs. Manchester City final score, recap: Mahrez misses penalty kick in a scoreless draw

Guardiola has apologised for making that decision, telling reporters after a 0-0 draw: "During the training sessions every day I see Mahrez taking the penalties and it gave me a lot of confidence".

He said: "I've missed a few, but it is part of football".

Guardiola is the purists' purist - the manager who will never sacrifice the principles forged at Barcelona and put into further practice at Bayern Munich and now Manchester City.

So far this season they have played 24 games in all competitions and scored nine. Up and down they (Liverpool) are the best team in the world in these transitions, offensive, defensive, it is built for that.

Guardiola admitted after the game that his team were deeper than usual as they controlled Liverpool's rapid forward line expertly. One situation and they are alone in front of your goalie, or alone in the box and they shoot and score an easy goal.

It has become something of an insult in the modern game to accuse a team of "parking the bus" when they emerge with their goal unbreached and intact.

Manchester City regained top spot in the Premier League after securing a hard-fought goalless draw at Liverpool.

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"Not smart to dive in there, it was a penalty", the Liverpool defender said to Sky Sports. Unlike last season, Klopp could not call on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to penetrate City with runs from midfield due to the former Arsenal player's long-term knee injury lay-off.

The Premier League now takes a two-week break for the worldwide window with City next in action at home to Burnley on October 20th.

After Fernandinho blasted an ambitious long-range effort high and wide of the right post in the 58th minute, Mahrez collected David Silva's through-ball on the left and went past Andrew Robertson before fizzing a low shot inches wide of the target from 12 yards out on 61 minutes.

It may not have been the free-flowing City that has carried it all before it - but it was a more nuanced tactical approach created to avoid the carnage of last season at Anfield and nearly resulted in a crucial victory. Penalty aside, Virgil van Dijk was incredible and the rest of the defence is doing well as well.

The game did not live up to expectations but, after suffering two chastening defeats at the same venue last season, Guardiola opted to play at a slower tempo this time in order to nullify Liverpool. Those sort of moments can go both ways.

Their time will surely come again - and when it does Liverpool's title aspirations will carry even greater weight.

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