Jurgen Klopp Describes UEFA Nations League As 'Most Senseless Competition'


The Reds had won the last four meetings with City in the Premier League at Anfield and knocked Pep Guardiola's men out of the Champions League last season.

'I have learned a few things from him but it is just the start.

"It's too early to be thinking about the title, we know it is tough to win", he said. Fulham 1-5 Arsenal means Emery has got Arsenal to 4th place, 2 points off the top.

City's Riyad Mahrez blazed a penalty kick over the crossbar five minutes from time at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool remained unbeaten at home in the league since April 2017.

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 global break.

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

Even so, City will view a point at Anfield as a positive result - it is certainly better than their defeat last season - and I am sure Klopp will see a draw in the same way.

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

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While talking with Sky Sports, he said "If Liverpool are in a really good position in January, I think they've got to be looking to address that [midfield area]", and added "It's not even necessarily having someone who comes in and plays every single game. But now it is over so I can", said Klopp.

It has everything to do with the cultures both men have created at their clubs; as well as the differing levels of difficulty provided by their respective opponents. "I'm so comfortable (with) the performance we have done".

The English midfielder, who has been one of the club's most pivotal players since the start of the 2018/19 season, left the pitch in the 29th minute after picking up an issue in his hamstring.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored twice, with Aaron Ramsey grabbing the other.

"But we played City today".

"But I think it is not about these games, it is all about the other games, the hard games which we have against mid-table and lower teams".

According to Gracenote, one of the reasons for the reduction in probability of conceding goals is the team cohesion in defence, as most of the back five have played together for more than a year, while the inclusion of Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy has considerably improved the side.

The game was easily one of the most anticipated of the season so far, although it failed to live up to expectations in that regard as the two teams cancelled each other out.