Jurgen Klopp sets target for Liverpool as title pursuit hots up

Ruben Hill
April 15, 2019

Sadio Mane's header from a Jordan Henderson cross was followed moments later by a world-class strike from Mohamed Salah, his 22nd of the season, as he cut in from the right to unleash a left-footed shot into the top corner.

After the loss, Chelsea are now fourth on the table with 66 points from 34 games and they have now played one game more than their top-four rivals. It was a really, really outstanding finish.

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will have to win their remaining five Premier League games if they are to retain the title next month after watching his team maintain the pressure on Liverpool with a ninth successive victory. We think Liverpool are going to win all their games, but the Premier League is still in our hands.

"We were a little bit unlucky for the second goal, for the timing", said Sarri, who was genuine in his congratulations for Salah after bumping into him after the game.

"In those 10 minutes they could have changed the game completely - a post and two saves from Ali (Alisson Becker) - but then we controlled the game again".

Mane, who was the Premier League Player of the Month for March, continues his rich vein of form while Salah would be glad with his return to form making it two goals in as much outings since his eight-game goal drought.

"We know that they get at least two players back, Pepe and (Hector) Herrera, so they will be an interesting and hard challenge". We've played with incredible personality in all the games, including Champions League games.

"We played a good match against wonderful opponents", he told Sky Sports. "You could feel it, they are all on their toes, so let's try to do that seven more times and then we see what we get for it". "If that's enough, perfect, and if not, we can not change it".

"We stayed in the match for 50 minutes".

"We had two or three opportunities to score after the second goal with Eden and Higuain".

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