Man City's Fernandinho, Laporte out until mid-March with injuries

By drawing against Manchester United, Liverpool went one point clear at the top of the Premier League - but the whole team will know that they need to keep the three points rolling in if they are to make history.

"I just have a feeling that Palace will be different, and that they are going to surprise people here". "The fans were singing for him".

"Since he arrived, you can see everybody wants the ball, everybody moves, they enjoy the game and want to score - they play with pleasure and enjoyment now".

Manchester United heads to Crystal Palace on Wednesday for the Premier League's 28th matchday.

The No.9's powers of recovery mean he remains in contention for the visit of the Hornets, though the manager will tread carefully with this game the second of three in seven days for the Reds.

Speaking after the game, Shaw revealed how players were disappointed at half-time by their performance but that a good talk in the dressing room helped United settle.

And Guardiola wants his side to continue applying pressure with Liverpool desperate to end a 29-year wait to win the title. It is the same for United going to Anfield. "The important thing is the opinion of his mates, if they give credit, that's the best prize you can have as a football player". But according to Romelu Lukaku, another player deserves to win the coveted individual award. Why is it such a problem for us to win 1-0? When there is that amount of emotion in this ground for 20 minutes after half-time you counter-attack them and pick them off and you'd score.

Firmino started up front for Liverpool yesterday with the Brazilian worldwide once again supported by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack as the Reds looked to move three points clear of Manchester City with a win at Old Trafford.

"I don't know how long they (Fernandinho and Laporte) will be out. maybe in the Swansea game or after the worldwide break".

"We were far too sloppy, but I'm still [thinking] glass half-full because it's still a point at Old Trafford and a resurgent Manchester United with the feel good factor around them".

"He's a young guy, 24 years old, and I think that is magnificent because I think he will enjoy his career more for himself".

He, however, expects Arsenal to beat Bournemouth in their Premier League clash on Wednesday night.

  • Julie Sanders