Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez Speaks About His Penalty Miss Vs Liverpool

Riyad Mahrez insists his penalty miss against Liverpool will not damage his confidence.

Riyad Mahrez fired over from the spot five minutes from time as the champions played out a goalless draw in their much-hyped clash with their title rivals at Anfield on Sunday.

The former Leicester forward was entrusted with penalty-taking duties by manager Pep Guardiola – to the frustration of striker Gabriel Jesus – as regular choice Sergio Aguero had been substituted.

The was the fifth spot-kick the Algeria international has missed from his last eight attempts.

“It’s football, it’s life,” said Mahrez, who was making just his third Premier League start since his £60million summer switch to City.

“It won’t affect me at all. Everyone misses penalties, even big, big players. Of course I wanted to score to help the team to win.”

He said: “It is part of football, you have to go forward and stay strong. Sometimes you score, sometimes you miss. But the most important thing is the performance was very good.”

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