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

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Liverpool defender Andy Robertson reckons it would be foolish to dismiss both Chelsea and Arsenal from this seasons Premier League title race.

Do you think Guardiola should have let the Brazilian step up for the penalty? They are built for that, Jurgen (Klopp) is built for that.

"But we deserve this bit of luck with this performance. (A draw) is better than last season when we lose", added Guardiola as City's wait for a first win at Anfield since 2003 continued. That's been long overdue and a huge positive for Reds fans to take from yesterday's stalemate. I thought how we defended was brilliant. We know how complicated it is playing in this stadium and how risky they are.

Jurgen Klopp has branded the UEFA Nations League "the most senseless competition in the world" as he prepares to see many of his squad leave on worldwide duty following Liverpool's drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

"I'm playing a little bit more and that's important to me because it's important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches".

"It was an unbelievably intense period of fixtures, crazy".

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Quoted in the Mirror, he said: 'It won't affect me at all.

When asked about his condition, Klopp said: "Too early. But with this fixture list, I would definitely buy it". But when a team plays against Liverpool, especially away from home, they simply can not go into the game without some kind of plan to stop the likes of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane from wreaking havoc.

But the Egyptian again looked far from his best and snatched at the sort of chances he buried last season.

Liverpool and City appeared reluctant to commit to all-out attack and only succeeded in canceling each other out.

Sane, who had replaced Sterling, did make the difference when his run down the left tempted the usually unflappable Van Dijk to make a tackle he probably did not have to and City finally had their penalty.

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. Sunday's match didn't turn out quite so exciting, as the sides played out a cagey 0-0 draw.

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