EPL: Klopp names club to challenge Liverpool, Man City for title

EPL: Klopp names club to challenge Liverpool, Man City for title

Fabinho is enjoying learning Jurgen Klopp's style of play but is looking to make the most of more minutes on the pitch.

Riyad Mahrez missed an 85th-minute penalty as Manchester City wasted a chance to move clear of Premier League title rival Liverpool following a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

And speaking after the game, the German expressed his frustration that some of players will take part in Europe's newest worldwide competition.

Also, just two points behind are Arsenal - after six successive league wins in a run of nine victories in a row in all competitions - and Tottenham.

Man City and Liverpool are regarded by many as the two title favourites - but the London clubs certainly look like they're in with a shout.

After eight fixtures, the Premier League's top five are separated by just two points.

"Now the players go off and play the Nations League, which is the most senseless competition in the world".

Pep Guardiola openly admitted that he asked his players to play differently than they normally would do against nearly any other opposition, such is the respect that he has for the Reds and Van Dijk speaking to the Guardian, suggested that City's change in tactics should be taken as a compliment by Liverpool. That's why I say, going away is not a big problem, but now you call a manager of any country and ask him to leave out one or two players and he says: 'I am under pressure as well, ' because now it's Nations Cup.

"If somebody would have told me after eight match days you have 20 points, I would say with that fixture list, "I'll buy it, let's start with the ninth match day", said Klopp.

"That is a really good group, a really strong football team". If would have defended today like we did against Napoli, it is 7-0.

However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked. "In that situation they are much better", added the Spaniard. They didn't have one shot on target.

"I think to keep a clean sheet after a penalty in the last five minutes makes me a very happy man".

"He had the courage and the balls to hit the penalty".