But manager Klopp lamented a gruelling fixture list that has seen his side face Chelsea twice, Napoli away in the Champions League and City in 12 days. "Against a very good team we managed to do that". Guardiola deployed the pace and height of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte at centre-back: last season, the less mobile and imposing Nicolas Otamendi played in both away games and was swamped by Liverpool's front three.
"We stood strong and showed great mental strength", said Stones after the game.
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"To keep a clean sheet after a penalty in the last five minutes makes me a very happy man".
Mahrez is again featured in the MEN, with Stuart Brennan writing: "Last season Pep Guardiola twice tried to slug it out with Liverpool at Anfield - and lost twice, conceding seven goals".
The German coach was pleased with a point from Sunday's top of the table clash with City, which left the pair level with Chelsea on 20 points and ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Pep Guardiola's team will play Burnley after the worldwide break and will then make a trip to Ukraine to play Shakhtar Donetsk for their next Champions League match.
"You never know with a penalty". After losing twice at Anfield last season, the City boss modified his tactics to nullify Liverpool's threat. I don't think they'll be challenging for the title, ' the former Manchester United and England defender told Sky Sports.
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. Klopp feels the schedule has been tough and is concerned about the continuing workload on players.