Monday, 22 October, 2018

African players in Europe: Why did Mahrez take penalty?

Klopp hopes De Bruyne is fit to face Liverpool Klopp hopes De Bruyne is fit to face Liverpool
Eugene Bates | 09 October, 2018, 11:12

Mahrez has now failed to score five of his last eight Premier League penalties, while Jesus has missed two of his last three for City.

Riyad Mahrez smashed a late penalty over the bar as Manchester City and Liverpool played out a boring 0-0 draw at Anfield.

The final game before the break was against Manchester City and sees the Reds joint top of the Premier League, with Chelsea, City and Liverpool all tied on 20 points after 8 games.

The dreaded global break has begun but it comes at a great time for Liverpool after a draining run of fixtures.

If Liverpool and City draw it could benefit Chelsea if they manage to defeat Southampton in Sunday's earlier game held on the south coast. You see teams like Arsenal, with a new manager, putting great results together.

On the game against City itself, Robertson admitted: "We can play a lot better but on days when you are not at your best it is important not to drop points".

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

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

"If Liverpool are in a really good position in January, I think they've got to be looking to address that [midfield area]", he told Sky Sports . We have to all keep going and now it is internationals.

"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 global break] healthy and then we go to Huddersfield".

Perhaps that is something of a disappointment for Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool fans; they swept City aside three times last season, and this term, they need a statement win to announce themselves as title challengers.

On the other hand, Liverpool are third behind Manchester City and Chelsea on the Premier League table but have the same points as the other two teams.

"But with that fixture list I'd have said "I'll buy it, let's start on the ninth match-day".

"Obviously I'm not that happy", Jesus said.

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