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, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp knew his players needed to make a statement about their title credentials against Bournemouth on Saturday.They delivered just the right message with a rampant display in a 3-0 win at Anfield that not only put the team back atop the English Premier League standings but also showed that fears over another late-season collapse may be unwarranted.“We wanted to show a reaction. It’s our job not only to come through but to really perform and convince,” said Klopp, whose team is looking for a first league title since 1990 but had let a seven-point lead to Manchester City slip away in recent weeks.“Supporters get a little bit nervous for all sorts of reasons. That’s not a Liverpool thing — it’s a football thing.”Saturday’s win was convincing indeed. After being held to two straight 1-1 draws, Liverpool rediscovered its attacking verve as goals from Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum essentially decided the game after just 34 minutes, and Mohamed Salah added the third in the 48th. If not for a number of missed chances in the second half, the scoreline easily could have been doubled.The win means City, which took the lead on goal difference on Wednesday, must beat Chelsea on Sunday in order to prevent Liverpool from establishing another gap with a game in hand. Liverpool has 65 points from 26 games with City on 62.Chelsea is also under heavy pressure going into Sunday’s game after top-four rivals Manchester United and Arsenal won on Saturday.United climbed above Chelsea into fourth with a 3-0 win at Fulham, while Arsenal was level on points with Maurizio Sarri’s side after beating last-placed Huddersfield 2-1.On a day where every game was preceded by a minute’s silence for Emiliano Sala following the confirmation of the Argentine striker’s death, Cardiff ended an emotional week with a crucial victory. The team moved out of the relegation zone by beating Southampton 2-1 thanks to Kenneth Zohore’s stoppage-time winner.Sala’s body was recovered on Wednesday from the crashed plane that was taking him to Cardiff, after he signed for the Welsh club from Nantes in January.“For Emiliano, I feel really proud that the lads have done him justice Cheap Soccer Uniforms
,” Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said.In other games, Watford beat Everton 1-0, Burnley won at Brighton 3-1, and Crystal Palace drew at home against West Ham 1-1.Paul Pogba scored twice for United at Craven Cottage as the French midfielder continued his resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Pogba gave United the lead with a blistering shot from a tight angle in the 14th minute and converted a penalty for the third goal in the 65th, taking his tally to eight goals in his last eight league games.And after sitting 11 points from fourth place when Solskjaer took over from the fired Jose Mourinho in December, United was firmly back in the hunt for a Champions League spot.“That’s what we wanted since Ole came. We talked about this, we want to be at the top, top four,” Pogba said. “There is still a long way to go but we are there and we want to stay there now.”Arsenal hasn’t given up hope of finishing fourth either. Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored in the first half for the Gunners, who still haven’t kept a clean sheet away in the league this season after Huddersfield pulled one back in injury time through an own goal by Sead Kolasinac.The most dramatic finish came at St. Mary’s though, where Southampton thought it secured a point when Jack Stephens equalized in injury time. But Zohore’s close-range finish two minutes later handed Cardiff all three points — and consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since 1962.Burnley also moved out of the relegation zone, with Chris Wood scoring twice for the visitors at Brighton.At Vicarage Road Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys
, Watford substitute Andre Gray piled more pressure on Everton manager Marco Silva by scoring the only goal with a header in the 65th. That handed Everton a third straight league loss and subjected Silva to a chorus of taunting chants on his first return to Watford since he was sacked by the club last year after being approached by Everton.Wilfried Zaha rescued a point for Crystal Palace, scoring an equalizer 14 minutes from time after Noble gave the visitors a first-half lead from the penalty spot. It has been a turbulent few weeks for Chelsea, but fans of the club will hope that Saturday’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town proves to be a turning point in their season. Maurizio Sarri had come under intense scrutiny following last week’s 4-0 thumping by Bournemouth, a result which allowed Arsenal and Manchester United to move closer to the final Champions League qualification spot, but the manner of their victory at Stamford Bridge has relieved the pressure on the Italian – at least for now.Beating Huddersfield at home, it should be said, is not enough on its own to win over the doubters. The Terriers have endured an extremely difficult season up to now, winning only two of their 25 league fixtures to sit 13 points adrift of safety with 13 matches left to play.Nevertheless, there were elements of Chelsea showing which will have pleased Sarri, none more so than the form of Gonzalo Higuain. The January addition scored twice on his home Premier League debut, latching onto N’Golo Kante’s clever pass to break the deadlock in the 16th minute, before lashing home a brilliant strike from outside the box to make it 4-0 midway through the second half. His movement caused problems for Huddersfield’s backline throughout the 90 minutes Cheap Manchester City Soccer Shirts
, with the former Juventus marksman alternating between dropping deep to get on the ball and darting in behind to stretch the play. He may have struggled for much of his time at Milan earlier this campaign, but Higuain certainly looked sharp against Jan Siewert’s charges.Just as significant as his goalscoring exploits was the Argentina international’s impressive link-up with Eden Hazard. The Belgian was regularly fielded in the No.9 role prior to Higuain’s arrival, and although his world-class talent meant he was still a threat in that unfamiliar role, there is no question that he is better suited to a left-sided berth.Earlier this season, Hazard implied that he preferred playing with Olivier Giroud to Alvaro Morata due to the former’s superior hold-up play. Giroud does indeed excel at one-touch lay-offs around the penalty area, but he has never been the type of prolific centre-forward Chelsea are crying out for. On the evidence of Saturday afternoon, Higuain could offer the best of both worlds: regular goals and an ability to combine with and bring the best out of Hazard.It is notable, for instance, that Higuain combined with Hazard 21 times on Saturday, which is significantly more than the previous high of 15 between Hazard and Giroud in the win against Cardiff City. In third place on the list is the 14 exchanged between the Belgian and Higuain in the aforementioned defeat by Bournemouth, while Morata’s highest tally of the season was just nine in the draw with Everton in November.“I am really happy because apart from the goals he is very suitable to play next to Eden. For us it is very useful,” Sarri told Sky Sports after the game. “When he arrived he wasn’t at top physical condition Cheap Manchester United Soccer Jerseys
, now he is improving and they are very suitable to play together, close to each other.“We need consistency, so we have to continue. I am very happy with the match and I hope in the future we will not need a lost match to play with the right mentality. We know we have to fight until the end. It’s not easy in England to get top four. The league is so competitive here, there are six big teams. We have to work and we have to fight. We need to fight together otherwise we are in trouble.”This weekend’s trip to the Etihad Stadium could bring Chelsea and their manager back down to earth, although one of the Blues’ standout performances of the season so far came in the reverse fixture against Manchester City. Sarri’s side ran out deserved 2-0 winners that day, battling back from being the inferior team in the first half to being in control after the break.There has been much talk of Sarri’s style of play in recent weeks, but Chelsea will not be able to dominate the ball as they usually do on Sunday. Indeed, the identity of their opponents will necessitate the adoption of a more counter-attacking approach, which could actually work to their benefit given the speed and skill of Hazard and either Willian or Pedro Rodriguez. One thing is for sure, though: after getting back on track against Huddersfield on Saturday, Chelsea cannot afford a heavy defeat when they lock horns with City this weekend.