Pep Guardiola: Riyad Mahrez had the balls to take the penalty

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It was a vital win against the league leaders and boosts the club's hopes of moving swiftly up the table.

"Things have gone really well for me".

"I've not even thought about [if I'd like him to play or not] because I'm not sure that Stevie Gerrard is going to listen to what I would rather", he said.

Where will the Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League match be played? "I enjoyed myself so much and they were there to support me through what was probably the toughest time of my career". It must all be in their minds. The weeks of rest, recuperation and preparation, while Rangers and Celtic toil in and travel to Europa League group games after an already onerous summer schedule of European qualifiers.

Craig Levein deserves an enormous amount of credit for what he has achieved in recent months. But they have gelled magnificently well. But not the most important penalty in the history of football because it was not in.

"Today doesn't heal Livingston, but it was certainly a statement and has blown the title wide open and made it a little bit better looking for us".

That would be a wonderful achievement - but it could well have a detrimental effect on their domestic ambitions. Watching them is really good. He has a lot of weapons to attack you and they are masters in taking advantage of your mistakes.

Upfront, the form of Mohamed Salah is a major concern for Klopp, who addressed the slump that the Egyptian talisman is going through right now, insisting there is nothing to worry about for Liverpool fans. Now they know it.

His pre and post-match comments have become nearly as entertaining as his table-topping side, but like his team, he has the substance to back up his front. The volume of games will affect your league position and the points you collect.

"In contrast, I don't think either of these teams are playing near their best level yet".

"The challenge for me and the team now is that can we make these home performances away from home and that's when we will find consistency". He is also eligible for Scotland but was told he would struggle to get a game. The only issue is unlike last season, Liverpool won't have a player like Oxlade-Chamberlain who can test the City defence with his driving runs from midfield. "And there are probably a few more records I've left out".

Of course, you would never refuse an opportunity to progress in Europe.

"We don't want to have that feeling again so we will fight with all we have for a different result", he added.

The Citizens will be leaving Merseyside with a hint of what might have been considering they were a penalty away from their first Anfield win since 2003.

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