Better Things Around The Corner For Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

Better Things Around The Corner For Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

Better Things Around The Corner For Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool

The Nations League was introduced this year by European soccer's governing body UEFA largely to replace friendly matches with competitive games in a mini-group format.

The Algerian said: "It is part of football, you have to go forward and stay strong". We don't need to be lip readers to know what they were talking about.

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.

Premier League - Follow the Football match between Liverpool and Manchester City live with Eurosport. "But they still pressed and still tried to play their game. It looks like they are in a good shape", said Klopp.

"Obviously they were a bit cautious of the way we played and I think we have earned that respect", Van Dijk told reporters.

"I am really happy with what the boys did. If we had defended like we did against Napoli today, it's a 7-0". As former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness observed after the game, all three have their qualities as team players but none of them possess the vision or flair to make a difference in an attacking sense.

As for the impact of Sunday's draw on the title race, the Netherlands captain said: "I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games we have against mid-table and lower teams".

City's first penalty claim was waved away when Dejan Lovren appeared to trip Aguero inside the area, but the visitors quickly neutralised Liverpool's threat by keeping possession for long periods.

"We feel we can compete with any team but people seem to be just dismissing other teams and making it a two-horse race, which is not the case", said Robertson.

And were it not for Riyad Mahrez's botched penalty after an unforgivable loss of composure from Virgil van Dijk, the Reds would have suffered their first league defeat of the season.

Telegraph Sport correspondents assess how each of those five sides have performed so far, and ask which teams are best placed to mount a genuine title challenge and whose seasons will falter. "In that situation they are much better", added the Spaniard.

"I'm so comfortable (with) the performance we have done". They didn't have one shot on target.

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