Liverpool have been held to a goalless draw at home by Premier League Champions Manchester City on Sunday afternoon in the English Premier League as the latter reclaimed top spot in the table.
The clash, touted to be explosive, was otherwise with the two giants clubs wary of each other's threat.
The Reds started on a front foot, brightly with an aggressive intent but lost their way midway through the first as Manchester City grew into the game and began to dictate the tempo of the game.
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The interesting incident was in the first half was a tangle involving Mane and Fernandinho following the latter's foul on the Senegalese.
With both beams failing the create opportunities in the first half, it ended in stalemate. The game burst into life in the second notably in the 61st minute where Algerian winger Mahrez twisted and struck a low hard shot across goal.
Salah got a perfect chance to score after he was found by Robertson in the 69th minute. The Egyptian controlled and skied the ball over the bar.
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Four minutes to time, the citizens piled pressure on the home side and fortunately on their path got a penalty through substitute Leroy Sane who was fouled by Van Dijk.
Mahrez failed to send the visitors into the lead as he stepped up and blasted the ball out wide.
The squandering of opportunities by both teams in the game ensured the game in a stalemate.