Chelsea end Manchester City's unbeaten run

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They've ground out a draw at Anfield.

Pep Guardiola is confident Manchester City will not be banned from the Champions League.

Danny Murphy reserved special praise for Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho after Chelsea's significant victory over Manchester City.

Cesar Azpilicueta celebrated his new contract by putting Leroy Sane in his pocket for 90 minutes, while Luiz was Chelsea's most threatening player offensively, as his long raking passes out of the back consistently caused City's defence problems. His opener at the Vitality Stadium was his 40th Premier League goal in just 52 appearances - meaning he has reached the milestone in fewer games than any other Liverpool player. "Otherwise we can win this kind of match and lose points in another match".

"The most important thing is to give my best on the pitch".

The Belgium worldwide set up both Chelsea goals to take his assists tally in the Premier League this season to eight, more than anyone else in the division.

"What Mo did around his two goals in the second half was just exceptional", said Klopp. It's a reminder of how the forward won the Golden Boot last season.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains grounded despite his team heading to the top of the league standings
MIKE HEWITT GETTY IMAGESLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains grounded despite his team heading to the top of the league standings

Maurizio Sarri hopes to be given time by Chelsea to realise his ambition of the Blues becoming the best team in the world. "To be the best you have to win titles, and we did not win the title to be the best team in Europe. But in a match, everything can happen". We started to press better and after the first goal the game changed.

Tottenham remain ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal in third courtesy of a 2-0 win at Leicester.

"It is always hard at Stamford Bridge".

Guardiola's men may also have to cope without David Silva for some of the festive season after the Spaniard hobbled off holding his hamstring. In his first season in charge, City struggled in big games away from home.

Ex-Napoli boss Sarri said: "For him (Guardiola), it's impossible to improve 20 players in the first season".

Chelsea were unbeaten in their first 12 Premier League games but lost 2-1 at Wolves on Wednesday - their second defeat in their past three league games.

The City manager, asked how unsafe the Chelsea playmaker is, added: "A lot". In the end, they waited a little bit lower and I didn't expect that. It is a test they have not yet experienced, and any title-winner will tell you there is a huge difference between being on top and staying on the leaders' shoulder.

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