Virgil van Dijk: Man City’s tactics were a compliment to Liverpool

Silva was criticised for his team selection against Southampton in midweek

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea are now seated at the top of the EPL table. Klopp's men have faced seven fixtures in 23 days that included encounters with City, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Chelsea and Napoli. It was pretty surprising to see him take it, considering David Silva and Gabriel Jesus were on the field, and his recent trend of misses make you question why he took it. So stick around and I'll give you instant highlights of the goals as they go in, along with the usual pre-match chat.

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.

Manchester City had three big calls for penalties yesterday and Martin Atkinson got them all right.

The former England global was once again selected to line-up alongside Jordan Henderson and Goerginio Wijnaldum in the middle of the park for Liverpool's top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester City on Sunday. But that's how it is.

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.

However, City soon began to take control of proceedings and had a strong shout for a penalty, when Dejan Lovren and Sergio Aguero tangled in the penalty area.

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.

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Six minutes later, Anthony Martial cut inside after swapping passes with Paul Pogba to equalise with a venomous low shot. The game would end in a 3-2 comeback victory for United, the kind Old Trafford witnessed many times under Alex Ferguson.

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However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked.

"You never know with a penalty".

"Up and down they are the best team in the world".

Those worries are surely premature, with the intense nature of that run of games being sure to take a toll in the legs of a hard-running outfit at some point, and that aforementioned trip to Yorkshire starts off a more favourable run of fixtures the far side of the upcoming worldwide break.

Jurgen Klopp has to make some changes at the front. After losing twice at Anfield last season, the City boss modified his tactics to nullify Liverpool's threat.

"We were close more than ever to win here".

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