African players in Europe: Why did Mahrez take penalty?

Klopp hopes De Bruyne is fit to face Liverpool

Klopp hopes De Bruyne is fit to face Liverpool

The commonly held view since the start of the season has been that the battle for the Premier League crown will be a two horse race between Man City and Liverpool.

Van Dijk was relieved his mistimed tackle on Leroy Sane did not prove too expensive as Liverpool and City drew 0-0.

And with that, he's missed four of his last six penalty kicks. They have been on a great run.

Liverpool remain level on points with Chelsea and City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of the worldwide break, after a gruelling run of matches.

If only we could press a reset button on the attack and Liverpool would surely be top of the table now rather than sharing first place with Man City and Chelsea. You see teams like Arsenal, with a new manager, putting great results together. Pep Guardiola's team will play Burnley after the global break and will then make a trip to Ukraine to play Shakhtar Donetsk for their next Champions League match.

Any prolonged lay-off however would be a major blow for Liverpool as they look to keep up their flying start to the season and repeat their European heroics.

"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", the centre-half said.

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Statisticians analyse a wide range of shots from Premier League history and, based on factors including the distance from goal, the angle of the shot and the type of opportunity it is, they are able to assign an xG value (expressed as a percentage) to every attempt to determine just how good a chance it is.

"I asked him 'big one?' and he said 'I don't think so, but big enough that I go off'".

Heading into the global break, City, Liverpool and Chelsea are all on 20 points, with Arsenal and Tottenham two adrift.

In the end he was proved correct, because while Jesus was not guaranteed to score, Mahrez missed his penalty spectacularly, a miss which was his fifth out of the last eight penalties he's taken.

Liverpool are outstanding at what they do but they can not rely on their high-tempo approach every single time.

"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".

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