The Premier League now takes a two-week break for the worldwide window with City next in action at home to Burnley on October 20th.
Telegraph Sport correspondents assess how each of those five sides have performed so far, and ask which teams are best placed to mount a genuine title challenge and whose seasons will falter. They played very good football, very optimistic, working very hard, very impressive.
"If somebody would have told me after eight matchdays you have 20 points, I would say with that fixture list: 'I'll buy it, let's start with the ninth matchday, '" Klopp said. They will play Huddersfield town after the global break and then will host the Serbian team, Red Star Belgrade at Anfield for their next Champions League game. He also expressed the lack of players like Silva while stating "Even if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes back, [Naby] Keita goes in or Fabinho goes in they are all the same".
Liverpool had won their last three meetings with City prior to Sunday and it took until the 62nd minute for either team to register a single shot on target at Anfield as both teams cancelled each other out. After the game, Jurgen Klopp opens up about Premier League title race.
Saints exposed them at the back but missed two sitters, firstly through Danny Ings to go 1-0 up and then when Ryan Bertrand could have equalised.
Bale, Kane make Ballon d’Or list
Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair. The first five Ballon d'Or nominees have been named and a number of Premier League players feature prominently on the list.
Liverpool are nine points better off than at the same stage last season, and Van Dijk remains satisfied, if not complacent.
Sadio Mane has scored one goal in his last eight appearances for the club, while Roberto Firmino hasn't scored in his last five matches.
"I am really happy with what the boys did".
But Pochettino's men are managing to grind out wins to keep themselves in the chasing pack while they await the return of a host of injured stars and the keys to their new White Hart Lane home.
Yes it made for a drab game this time, but their real battle is only just beginning.