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'We always had solutions in pretty much all of the games.

"It was an important sign".

He said: "Before the game, we knew it would a very demanding game". It is of course not right.

"But the situation they have had, the way the game went, everybody already thought that Liverpool had to win, especially with the substitutions in the first half".

City dominated possession in a one-sided first half at the Etihad but were frustrated by Manuel Pellegrini's tenacious West Ham side.

"We want to use our power and our skills but there are different games to play". We fight for results, that's what we have to do.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds absolutely dismantled Watford in a powerful display with the team's backs against the wall and Man City lurking close behind first place.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino conceded that the Premier League title is now beyond his side after a second straight defeat. We will provide you with Liverpool v Watford live updates from this vital match, as they seek to get their title challenge back on track.

Arguably the match of the night comes at Stamford Bridge, though, where Chelsea host Tottenham Hotspur in a huge London derby.

Even with a squad boasting of superstars like Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and with their recent domestic domination, Man City have never gone past the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Sarri opted to replace Kepa with Argentine veteran Willy Caballero.

The only game not featuring one of the top six this evening comes at St Mary's, with Southampton facing fellow strugglers Fulham.

The 30-year-old has scored 31 goals in 254 appearances in all competitions over the past five seasons since his move to FC Barcelona from Sevilla in 2014.

Lys Mousset reduced the deficit for Bournemouth before half-time, but Laurent Koscielny's deflected shot soon after the restart restored the home side's two-goal advantage.

Manchester United is a point further back in fifth after beating Crystal Palace 3-1 away, with Romelu Lukaku scoring two of the goals. On a weekend that numerous Reds' nearest rivals were in FA Cup action, they took full advantage to move up to third in the Premier League, with this game the high watermark of a sensational first season at Liverpool for Salah.

  • Julie Sanders