3 things learned from Liverpool's stalemate with Man City

Jurgen Klopp has issued a positive update on James Milner after the midfielder limped out of Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

"I asked him 'big one?' and he said 'I don't think so, but big enough that I go off'". Unai Emery and his side have moved to two points closer to top of the table after thrashing Fulham 5-1.

"If you play so quick they are much better than us".

"I look at Liverpool's midfield and I bet they are three great lads, who work their socks off but they just haven't got that little bit of quality in games like this to look one way and deliver a pass the other way". They are maybe, no, they are the best team in the world in these transitions, offensive, defensive, there is no team better in the world than that. The last time Liverpool managed that was in the 1978-79 season when Bob Paisley led Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish to a storming first division win.

"They are built for that, Jurgen (Klopp) is built for that".

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. In no game, we played so far, the game that kind of level like it was today.

Liverpool summer signing Fabinho insists he is adapting to his new club, and English football, despite still not making his Premier League debut.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored twice, with Aaron Ramsey grabbing the other. We know this club how complicated it is playing in this stadium and how unsafe they are. But we have to make sure we manage it until the end of the season to keep it like this.

Fabinho may get a chance to shine on Merseyside in the coming weeks, with Reds fans eager to see just what their club has splashed the cash on.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was a relieved man after giving away a late penalty that Riyad Mahrez missed in a goalless draw with title rivals Manchester City on Sunday. We deserved to win, but sometimes it's important not to lose, as well'.

Unlike the four enthralling encounters between the two last season when Liverpool beat the English champions three times, a highly-anticipated clash fell flat with neither side managing to register a shot on target until after the hour mark.

  • Stacy Allen