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Liverpool move back to the top of the English Premiership

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:23 Mon, 01 Apr 2024

Liverpool move back to the top of the English Premiership | News Article
Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk LFC

“I think we had the chance to score in the second half, especially in the last 15 minutes, but by then we have to be proud of the performance because playing without seven injured, very important players and competing how we did was great.”

Liverpool moved back to the top of the English Premiership following the weekend’s action.

The Red beat their bogey-side, Brighton & Hove Albion, 2-1 on Sunday at Anfield to move up 67 points for a two point lead. Luis Diaz and Mo Salah found the back of the net for Liverpool, while Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for the Seagulls in just the second minute of the match.

More importantly for Liverpool, Sunday's other big match between the title holders, Manchester City and Arsenal, ended in a goalless stalemate at the Etihad in Manchester.

The point saw the Gunners drop to second on 65 points, while the Citizens remained in third on 64, but they are now three shy of leaders, Liverpool.

The Brighton Head coach, Roberto De Zerbi, who is among the favourites to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, said they played against a well-oiled machine.

“We played against a great team. I think we played well. We played a good game, we conceded too many shots.”

“I think we had the chance to score in the second half, especially in the last 15 minutes, but by then we have to be proud of the performance because playing without seven injured, very important players and competing how we did was great.

“We are sorry for the result, but we showed our best today and we couldn’t do any more.”

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Aston Villa strengthened their grip of fourth with a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park, while Brentford and Manchester United played to a 1-1 draw.

Nottingham Forest moved out of the relegation zone after collecting a point at home with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

Cheslea in turn shared points with a 2-2 draw against Burnley, while Sheffield United and Fulham played to a 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur beat Luton Town 2-1, with the latter dropping back into the relegation zone.

Newcastle United climbed up to 8th after beating West Ham 4-3 at St James' Park, while Bournemouth beat Everton 2-1 thanks to a last minute Séamus Coleman own-goal.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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