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Liverpool’s Robertson insists nothing has changed despite defeat

Defending champions Manchester City ended Liverpool’s 20-match unbeaten start to the Premier League at the Etihad stadium, thus putting the breaks on Liverpool’s title charge. Despite the loss, Liverpool are 4 points ahead of the champions and Reds defender Andrew Roberston insists their first defeat of the season will not be a telling factor in the title race.

“It doesn’t change anything. It is just the same if we had won. It would have been nice to be 10 points clear of them and nine points above Tottenham but we wouldn’t have won it (the title). We have not lost it. They’re obviously delighted (seeing) their reaction at the end but they’ve not won it either. We will fight right to the death. They’ve closed the gap but it is all about how we react. It is a new experience for all of us. We can use that to our advantage and we’ll look forward to the games ahead now.” the Scotland captain said.

Andy Robertson and Virgil Van Dijk were the league leader’s stand out players on a frustrating night. There were plenty of points up for discussion including the ball not crossing the goal-line by 11-millimeters and Vincent Kompany’s challenge on Salah which could have easily been a red but Klopp is happy his side is four points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City

“I saw the picture of the one were Sadio hit the post and then the deflection – it was millimeters, but they’re the fine margins. If that goes in it might have been a completely different game. But they then scored before half-time and we needed to bounce back, which we did” Robertson concluded.

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