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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Liverpool stretch lead in title race with win over Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp insisted after Liverpool's 3-1 victory against Manchester City that he is not thinking about remaining unbeaten in the Premier League this season.

Goals from Fabinho, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane secured a 3-1 victory for the Reds at Anfield as Klopp's team moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Liverpool only lost one top-flight game last season - to Pep Guardiola's team - but they still had to settle for second spot in the table.
They have won 11 and drawn one of their 12 Premier League matches so far this term and are 1.40 to win their first top-flight title since 1990 and 9.00 to finish top by 10 points or more.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 17 home Premier League games against City since losing 2-1 in May 2003, but when asked whether his side could go through the season unbeaten, Klopp replied: "The 100 per cent truth is we just don't think about it.
"The boys go now all over the world to play for their countries and hopefully come back healthy. Two days after they come back we play Crystal Palace - that's what I'm concerned about, not how many games we have won in the past.
"Hard work is needed to win any football game but a game like this especially. So I'm really happy to win this match, but that's it."
Leicester, eight points behind, are now their closest challengers after City’s miserable run at Anfield – one win in 29 visits – continued in a match which left Pep Guardiola raging at some controversial VAR calls.
Fabinho could not have timed his first goal since December any better with the sixth-minute opener, with City still arguing for a handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the other penalty area, and Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane put the game out of sight before a late consolation for Bernardo Silva.
Liverpool have now faced all their big-six rivals plus Leicester while City have plenty of work left to do, having only met the Reds and Tottenham up to this point.