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Premier League race gets hotter, Liverpool 3 points behind Manchester City

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The chase for this season’s Premier League is getting interesting and hotter after Liverpool trashed Leeds United 6-0 at Anfield. The victory means Liverpool with 60 points are just three points behind Manchester City, who top the Premier League table with 63 points.

Manchester City will have to face competition with Liverpool in a two-race title chase.

While Manchester City have earned so much praise for their attacking might and ability to blow teams away, despite not having a natural No 9, Klopp’s in-form team are more than a match on the offensive ammo front.

Liverpool now have a better goal difference than City which is a reminder that maybe, against all the odds, this 2021-22 campaign could be proper box office.

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In all competitions, it is nine wins in a row for Liverpool. Apart from the odd defensive mistake and rush of blood from keeper Alisson, they are looking unbelievably strong.

Luis Diaz, despite having only just arrived in January, has also become an instant fans’ favourite and has added some spark upfront.

Mo Salah was still the main man with two penalties to bring his tally to the season to 27, with 19 coming in the Premier League.

His efforts sandwiched a goal by Joel Matip while Sadio Mane grabbed a late brace and Virgil van Dijk an even later thumping header.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa now looks increasingly likely to quit at the end of the campaign.

They continue to struggle as the spine of their team, namely Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford remain out. Bielsa’s side conceded 54 goals last season but already, after 25 games, they have leaked two more.

But even had their key men been playing, they would have had little answer against Klopp’s irresistible team who are playing every bit as well as when they won the title two years ago

Liverpool got a bit lucky early on as Alisson got away with a dodgy moment after being beaten to the ball by Dan James but Matip had sensed the danger and cleared.

On the stroke of 90 minutes, Divock Origi’s shot was saved by Meslier but the ball deflected Mane who took the easy chance.

Van Dijk, who has now gone an incredible 59 games undefeated at Anfield, met a corner for the sixth.

Chelsea, Liverpool’s opponents in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, have every reason to be worried.

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