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Liverpool keeps pace with City, Man Utd and Arsenal play to draw

Liverpool keeps pace with City, Man Utd and Arsenal play to draw

Italian Ranieri takes his side, now bottom of the Premier League, to United on Saturday and said he is looking forward to renewing his friendship with the man who replaced him as Chelsea manager in 2004. He told me, "welcome back, all the best". "I don't know if Saturday [against Huddersfield] is a possibility, but we're thinking the Europa League game against Qarabag could be a good match for him".

Mourinho wore Ranieri's initials following his sacking by Leicester previous year, a mark of respect to the man who nine months earlier had taken them to the title.

Ranieri believes they are improving although he will be hoping to add to Mourinho's woes at the weekend.

"Man of the match Nemanja Matic said: "(It was) unlucky for us that we couldn't score a third one that I think we deserved. We have to make a flawless performance.

Defeat for Chelsea allowed Tottenham to climb into third place - six points behind Liverpool - after a 3-1 win over Southampton.

"We are very convinced in our way: work, prepare, respect, push with our supporters at the Emirates and feel the spirit with them".

"He has put him on the bench and he has even said in the media because his game needed high intensity, and he wasn't the man for the job".

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"We are a work in progress".

The victory was a crucial one in the Premier League title race, as it kept Klopp's men to within two points of leaders Manchester City at the top of the table.

"Surely you've got to find three or four players that you can pay a lot of money to that will give you the output you want".

When Manchester United were hit with a sudden bout of defensive injuries for the trip to Southampton on Saturday, Jose Mourinho's response was to switch to a 3-5-2 formation to protect makeshift centre halves Scott McTominay.

Fulham edged to within a point of safety despite blowing the lead in a 1-1 draw with Leicester.

"The first pretty much 20 seconds, it got the crowd up on their feet and it kind of gave us a buzz after that". When we are winning, it was a good moment, but they equalised very quickly.

His absence has brought to an end Xhaka's impressive streak of featuring in the past 65 league games for Arsenal, with the last game the Swiss midfielder missed coming in a 2-0 win over Hull City in February 2017. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.