Robertson: Title race not just a two horse race

Robertson: Title race not just a two horse race

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.

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea are now seated at the top of the EPL table. "We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot.

Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw with Champions Man City yesterday, meaning that both teams and Chelsea sit joint top of the table on 20 points as we head into the global break.

"We aim to improve every game, even if it is against Chelsea, for example, and we want to win every game".

"I am so comfortable with the performance". After all, Liverpool beat City twice at home last season, by a combined scored of 7-3.

"It was an unbelievably intense period of fixtures, crazy. But now it is over so I can", 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. "But with this fixture list, I would definitely buy it". But when a team plays against Liverpool, especially away from home, they simply can not go into the game without some kind of plan to stop the likes of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane from wreaking havoc.

Also as a striker, Gabriel Jesus will often get annoyed if the opportunity to put away such a clear chance is taken away from him, which is exactly what happened to him on Sunday evening against Liverpool.

John Stones revealed after the match that Mahrez was upset by the miss.

Guardiola, meanwhile, conceded after the match that he wanted to slow the game down, saying no side in the world are better than Liverpool in a frantic, end-to-end game.

Despite the penalty miss, Guardiola declared himself happy with the point.

A rare incisive Liverpool counter-attack found Salah again in a good position 21 minutes from time, but he blazed high over the bar.

Pep Guardiola's City was denied a penalty claim in the 20th minute when Sergio Aguero was fouled by Dejan Lovren but, that incident apart, there was little to get the crowd excited in the first half.

Mahrez blew a late spotkick in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

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