Virgil van Dijk: Man City’s tactics were a compliment to Liverpool

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       Marco Silva hailed his side's performance at the King Power Stadium

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The match between Liverpool and Manchester City was meant to be one for the ages.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner faces an anxious wait to find out the seriousness of an injury he picked up during his side's Premier League encounter with champions Manchester City at Anfield. Here are three things we learned.

"If somebody would have told me after eight match-days we would have had 20 points, I would say with pretty much any fixture list I'd have said "yes".

"Mahrez hasn't hit the ground running at Manchester City - he's not been unbelievable since joining and he's fighting with some really good players to get into the team". After losing twice at Anfield last season, the City boss modified his tactics to nullify Liverpool's threat. So stick around and I'll give you instant highlights of the goals as they go in, along with the usual pre-match chat.

Arsenal have won six consecutive games in the league and sit just two points behind the leaders, with Unai Emery's side in the top four for the first time in 2018.

Despite Klopp's recent victories over his rival, he insists that he's a huge admirer of the Spaniard and believes he is the best manager in the world.

That's exactly what we got.

The second half failed to liven up with both sides cancelling each other out.

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Klopp will be pleased at yet another shut out in Anfield, a run that extends back to February.

Meanwhile, Guardiola's men will take on Burnley in their next Premier League fixture.

"It showed we are not just a team that wants to play and leaves big spaces, but we are a team who want to be strong defensively".

"Yeah, it was not an easy month playing against Champions League teams", he said. Roberto Firmino has been helping me, as well as Alisson.

Salah still looks slightly devoid of confidence, however.

Klopp did not push his full-backs - Andy Robertson and Joe Gomez - up the pitch because he knew City could hurt Liverpool on the break.

It depends on your point of view, but the reality is that this was simply a day when the defenders turned up and did what they are paid to do. If and when they do click, Klopp's will be scary good.

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