Gary Neville rules Arsenal and Chelsea out of the title race

Gary Neville rules Arsenal and Chelsea out of the title race

Gary Neville rules Arsenal and Chelsea out of the title race

Ahead of the game, Klopp tried to play down Mohamed Salah's slump in form after an incredible 44-goal debut season at Anfield.

Virgil van Dijk believes Manchester City have developed a new respect for Liverpool but insists it will be games against teams outside the top six which will be pivotal to the Reds' Premier League title challenge.

All three have yet to lose a match this season but while Liverpool have been touted as the main challengers to City, Chelsea have shown they deserve to be in the conversation.

Obviously a win at Anfield would have been a huge psychological boost for his team, but a 0-0 draw is still a positive result. Before the season started I thought United and Liverpool would both be close to City this time.

The usually unflappable Van Dijk was at fault for the one real incident when he lunged in on City substitute Leroy Sane and conceded a penalty, which Riyad Mahrez proceeded to blaze over the crossbar.

The Blues haven't lost a game at St Mary's in the Premier League since March 2013.

"If you want to see fresher (players), give them a summer break", he said.


This was punished in Italy when Napoli stole a win in the dying minutes and the same thing nearly happened at Anfield but Riyad Mahrez's awful penalty kick let the Merseysiders off the hook.

Yes, Chelsea are still unbeaten and Sarri has made an impressive start, but they are still a work in progress compared to City and Liverpool, who remain the teams to beat. They will have their moments, but I thought we defended them brilliant - apart from the penalty and one or two situations, where we needed Alisson with a really good save.

If only we could press a reset button on the attack and Liverpool would surely be top of the table now rather than sharing first place with Man City and Chelsea.

Mahrez let slip a good chance on the hour when he shot wide when well placed in the penalty box.

"But it is tough week in, week out, and playing with a little injury is not easy".

"We are not just a team that wants to play and leave big spaces, but we are a team who want to be strong defensively".

Jurgen Klopp slammed the UEFA Nations League as "the most senseless competition in football" following his side's 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

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