City's Mahrez misses late penalty in stalemate at Liverpool

City's Mahrez misses late penalty in stalemate at Liverpool

City's Mahrez misses late penalty in stalemate at Liverpool

Sure, he still hasn't scored against Celtic but Gerrard's leading man is putting on superb, match-winning performances and undoubtedly playing even better than he did last season.

City managed to come from behind and find a late victor at Hoffenheim to record a 2-1 victory, while Liverpool were hit by a late victor in Napoli losing the game 1-0.

Fulham's powerful Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic also had a number of half-chances but was unable to get any clear shots in on goal, with perhaps his best attempt a thumped volley over the bar from outside the area.

In Sunday's other game, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang each netted twice as a resurgent Arsenal enjoyed a sixth straight league victory with a 5-1 rout of Fulham at Craven Cottage. They have been less consistent in domestic fixtures where they have not won on the road and face a crucial test on Sunday at home to Hearts, the surprise Scottish Premiership leaders.

Guardiola said: "I don't play against Jurgen, I try to win against Liverpool".

City were beaten 3-0 in that Champions League quarter-final first leg after conceding three times in the space of 19 minutes in the first half.

"They've looked the best two teams domestically as the table suggests".

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates with teammate Scott Arfield after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien

Speaking after Rangers' 3-1 win over Hearts, Gerrard said: "I know the CEO at Brighton (Paul Barber) very well".

"His performances have been really, really good. We hope we can finish that (unbeaten) run".

"We have to credit Rangers for giving Ryan the opportunity and also thank Liverpool for letting us use him, because at the moment it's working for both of us".

Since then the Reds have strengthened significantly and they look like genuine title contenders themselves this season. We are still top of the league so we've got to take the positives, we can't dwell on it too much. The challenge for us now is can we go and replicate that on the road and that starts with Hamilton when we come back.

"They came out so far that, once the offside wasn't given, there was no chance to recover". After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, "Now we know how to beat Manchester City", because there is no real way, no one thing that you have to do.

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho (left) fouls Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mane during the English Premier League match at Anfield in Liverpool. "He is doing well and working hard on the training ground", said Hazard.

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