Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah can not yet be compared to his striker Sergio Aguero. "Riyad Mahrez was taking them really well in training all week, but it happens and we have to move on", said Stones. In the training session, he shoots ideal penalties.
Sergio Aguero was not happy when he was substituted midway through the second half by Pep Guardiola. "Liverpool were an excellent team last season and since then they have bought some more incredible players to fight against us".
But for an ankle injury which required surgery last season, Gomez would nearly certainly have claimed a place in England's World Cup squad, so highly is he rated by manager Gareth Southgate.
Pep Guardiola insisted he was still proud of his team despite missing out on all three points.
Jurgen Klopp voiced his delight with Liverpool's position in the Premier League after the title hopefuls earned a point against champions Manchester City.
"We had a clear chance in the last action, so we controlled quite well".
Liverpool roared out of the traps in typically high-octane style with Mohamed Salah fizzing just wide.
Both sides were in action in the Champions League in midweek and will want three points to go into the worldwide break.
Klopp made just two changes from a 1-0 defeat by Napoli on Wednesday, with Dejan Lovren making a surprise return in central defence and Joe Gomez moving to right-back at the expense of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
"It got their crowd going so we had to dig in at the end because those moments can go both ways, so we had to keep our heads and keep switched on".
Next up, Liverpool visit Huddersfield after the worldwide break while City host Burnley. Sterling, a former Liverpool player, was given a torrid reception from his former club's supporters who were unimpressed at the manner of his leaving Merseyside. After strengthening significantly in the summer, the expectation will be on Liverpool in getting a result with the hope of reclaiming the league title for the first time since the 89/90 season. "That makes life really complicated".
A message appeared to come from the City bench for Mahrez to take the spot-kick instead of Gabriel Jesus.