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.
Despite being gifted the opportunity to grab all three points at their title challenger's home ground, only for Riyad Mahrez to miss a late penalty, Pep Guardiola will undoubtedly be the happier of the two managers after claiming a point.
Pep Guardiola said his gameplan was to control possession and avoid losing the ball in areas where Liverpool could counterattack through Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané. It was left for Alexis Sanchez, another substitute, to pop up with the last minute victor and start justifying his place at the club. So stick around and I'll give you instant highlights of the goals as they go in, along with the usual pre-match chat. "We've had some hard games but we will continue".
Reflecting on the stalemate, Robertson added: "We started well".
"We were so defensively solid".
Which manager won the tactical battle? I saw Chelsea at West Ham a couple of weeks ago and I thought they played well in the game but West Ham could've taken it on the counter-attack. Guardiola, meanwhile, conceded after the match that he wanted to slow the game down, saying no side in the world are better than Liverpool in a frantic, end-to-end game.
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To be sure about what did she find there, Mona Sirbescu sent the space rock to the Smithsonian Institution for a second opinion. The man contacted Sirbescu, who identified the rock as a meteorite composed of about 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel.
Liverpool also played with one eye on the clean sheet, for maybe different reasons. His absence meant that he had to name a less offensive-minded midfield trio of James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Virgil van Dijk has said Manchester City's caution at Anfield was a sign of respect for Liverpool and promised to learn from the foul that nearly cost Jürgen Klopp's team their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
Van Dijk has become a colossus for Liverpool, leading by example from the back, and his presence has transformed the previously erratic Dejan Lovren.
"It will be between one of Liverpool and City".
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.
"As a back four that is what we are aiming for".