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Mahrez penalty miss costs City victory at Liverpool

Fans of Liverpool react as the Manchester City team bus arrives prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield

Riyad Maherz missed a penalty against Liverpool. Since pre-season I believe I have understood the way Jurgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays, ' the 24-year-old told the club's official website.

"It was seven massive games and I'm really happy with what the boys made out of it, now we have to hope they come back [from the upcoming worldwide break] healthy and then we go to Huddersfield".

That's led to plenty of speculation about problems in the side, with this scoreless display making it four games without a goal for one of their famed attacking trident since all three have been at Anfield.

Unlike the four enthralling encounters between the two last season when Liverpool beat the English champions three times, a highly-anticipated clash fell flat with neither side managing to register a shot on target until after the hour mark.

City are top on goal difference, with Chelsea second and Liverpool dropping to third, two points ahead of Arsenal, who routed Fulham 5-1 for their ninth successive win in all competitions. Pep Guardiola's team will play Burnley after the global break and will then make a trip to Ukraine to play Shakhtar Donetsk for their next Champions League match.

I think the respect Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have for each other was the reason Sunday's 0-0 draw at Anfield was such a poor spectacle of a match. We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times.

Twitter reacted to the draw and here are some of the best tweets.

"It is an unbelievable challenge to face Man City and as the last game it makes the challenge even bigger", Klopp said. If you want to win against Man City you have to use a few of these half chances. If Liverpool can keep a clean sheet against Huddersfield then they will break that record for the best defensive start to a season in the club's history.

"Yeah, it was not an easy month playing against Champions League teams", he said. "I am happy with the results we got".

"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".

'We showed that we are not just a team that likes to play and leaves big spaces - we are also a team that wants to be strong defensively, and that's what we showed at Anfield'.