Liverpool cruise back to EPL summit as United's surge continues

Liverpool cruise back to EPL summit as United's surge continues

Liverpool cruise back to EPL summit as United's surge continues

"Gini didn't sleep in the team hotel last night". He had diarrhoea and vomiting two nights earlier so he couldn't come to the team hotel'.

Although it was Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah who produced the goals, there was special praise reserved for Naby Keita.

Jurgen Klopp's side did draw their last game at Anfield, but they have also failed to win successive matches in more than a year.

"Joe's surgery worked pretty well", Klopp said. The character and mentality of these boys is the only reason why we are where we are. Combined with their outstanding football skills, we can win football games and we will win football games.

Higuain should not only add much needed firepower and a focal point to a Chelsea attack that had become toothless, but his presence also allows Eden Hazard to return to his preferred role on the left of the attack, from where he also scored twice against Huddersfield.

'Some of the play was mesmerising.

"At the end, it's Liverpool - they play a lot of these games; they were in the Champions League Final a year ago".

They probably won't be top of the pile when they kick off their home game against Chelsea on Sunday, however, as Liverpool have what should be a reasonably straightforward home game against Bournemouth on Saturday.

"People believe we arrive with good players, good clubs and everything immediately must work", said Guardiola on Friday of Sarri's current predicament.

"We want to keep moving forward and hang onto this fourth place". "It was clear we were not happy with the two performances".

Wijnaldum battled illness during the week, but put in a standout goalscoring display on his return to action.

"The record is good but the performance was really good".

Where next in the title race?

Liverpool FC haven't won any silverware under Klopp since his appointment in October 2015. Crystal Palace remain the only team who have taken points from them at the Etihad and Guardiola is likely to bring pack in both Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne who started from the bench against Everton as City look to utilise their big squad in what is a hectic part of the season that will only get busier if the champions continue to progress in both the Champions League and FA Cup.

Liverpool will use the 10-day gap between the Bournemouth match and the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich to attend a warm-weather training camp in Spain. "The midfield of Manchester City is one of the best in the world", the Chelsea manager said.

City reached 100 points in 2017-18 and at the current pace, it seems this year's title winners may need to post a points mark comfortably in the 90s if they are to prevail.

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