Premier League leaders Liverpool meet Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday for the first time since a sultry June night in Madrid ended with Juergen Klopp’s side crowned champions of Europe.
Manchester City have the chance to exert some short-term pressure on runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool this weekend as Manchester United look to end their away day blues.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday that his team must be brave in attack in addition to being perfect in defence if they are to beat defending Premier League champions
Steven Gerrard has said that Liverpool winning the Premier League this season would help him overcome the pain of losing their grip on the title in 2013-14 when his slip against Chelsea
Roberto Firmino’s strike ensured Liverpool made a record-breaking start for one of Europe’s top five leagues after beating Tottenham 1-0 on Saturday, but ending a 30-year wait to win the title is the only history Jurgen Klopp is interested in.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho would love to be the one who ends Liverpool’s year-long unbeaten run in the Premier League, and Saturday’s game could be closer than the standings suggest.
Sergio Aguero became the Premier League’s top scoring foreign player with a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 to move ahead of Leicester into second in the table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was all praise for Marcus Rashford, who marked his 200th appearance for Manchester United with a brace in their 4-0 victory over Norwich on Saturday.
Tottenham and Chelsea slipped up in the Premier League’s top-four race on Wednesday but Leicester tightened their grip on second spot during a busy programme of New Year’s Day football.