It took until the 62nd minute for both teams to register a shot on target as they cancelled each other out, before City were given a golden opportunity when Virgil van Dijk was adjudged to have upended Leroy Sane in the penalty area.
"I see him every day in the training sessions, I see him every day practice penalties and it gave me a lot of confidence", said Guardiola after he instructed Gabriel Jesus, who earlier replaced regular penalty taker Sergio Aguero, to hand the ball to Mahrez. "We had our chances as well, it was not as if it was their game", said Gomez, who admitted they were fortunate to escape with Mahrez's failure from the spot.
"Obviously I'm not that happy", he told reporters.
And to match City, Liverpool must be ruthless against "lesser" opponents.
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"We've had a great start to the season and we want to keep it going".
And with that, he's missed four of his last six penalty kicks.
The game did not live up to expectations but, after suffering two chastening defeats at the same venue last season, Guardiola opted to play at a slower tempo this time in order to nullify Liverpool.
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Guardiola spoke before the game about his fear of Liverpool's front three, and that was reflected in his tactics, which were far more conservative than they were last season. "In the training session he shoots flawless penalties, and ok this sometimes happens so at the end it is what it is". "I will support Riyad if the manager chooses him again".
"My respect for Pep Guardiola couldn't be bigger, he is the world's best manager and that makes it so hard, but so exciting to play his teams".
The manner in which both teams pressed each other didn't lead to the goal fest many predicted, but it made for a very tight, tense and intense match.
Mourinho has been roundly criticised in the past two seasons after his United team emerged from Anfield with successive 0-0 draws. After a tough trip away to Napoli in the Champions League where the front three just didn't click, Liverpool again looked quite tiresome in attack.
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Was that your team's best performance? And Ramsey added his goal of the season contender on 68 minutes to put the game to bed. Asked about the playmaker's injury, Emery replied: 'Yesterday he came in with pain and he could not train or play today'.