Robertson: Title race not just between Liverpool and City

09 October, 2018, 14:43 | Author: Isabel Grant
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The commonly held view since the start of the season has been that the battle for the Premier League crown will be a two horse race between Man City and Liverpool.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville says Riyad Mahrez should've done better with his spotkick howler for Manchester City.

Liverpool are outstanding at what they do but they can not rely on their high-tempo approach every single time.

A small video clip has emerged from the Liverpool vs Man City game where Jordan Henderson is clearly asking for the ball to be played to him but his teammates are clearly rejecting his request by playing square.

The Reds were billed as Manchester City's most-likely challengers in the 2018-19 season after Jurgen Klopp brought in four new signings in the summer transfer window. It's a good draw and we deserved to win.

A goalless draw at Anfield on Sunday meant the pair, along with Chelsea, are level on 20 points at the top of the table with Pep Guardiola's side edging ahead courtesy of superior goal difference.

Obviously, they were a bit cautious of the way we played and I think we have earned that respect but they still pressed and still tried to play their game. "In the training session he shoots flawless penalties, and ok this sometimes happens so at the end it is what it is".

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But they were determined to end their dismal recent record at Anfield, where they have now failed to register a victory for 15 years - and were presented with a glorious opportunity five minutes from time when Virgil van Dijk brought down Leroy Sane in the box.

They are also managing around 20 goal attempts per match this season, compared with just under 17 in the same matches last season - despite losing Kevin de Bruyne to a knee injury shortly after their opening match of the campaign.

However, Chelsea FC have managed to keep pace with the defending champions and Liverpool FC after eight games despite Maurizio Sarri's appointment on 14 July.

The former Leicester forward said: "We were very strong defensively".

"Mahrez hasn't hit the ground running at Manchester City - he's not been wonderful since joining and he's fighting with some really good players to get into the team".

"The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games, the most senseless competition in the world of football".

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