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EPL Table After Liverpool Flogged Chelsea

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EPL Table After Liverpool Flogged Chelsea.

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League after Mohamed Salah’s stunning strike clinched a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up.

Liverpool rose to the challenge as Sadio Mane’s opener five minutes after the break and a blistering long-range drive from Salah two minutes later moved them two points clear of second-placed City on a raucous afternoon at Anfield.

City have five games left compared to just four for Liverpool, leaving the destiny of the title in the hands of the champions.

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But there is a growing feeling at Anfield that this will be the season Liverpool finally end their 29-year wait to be crowned kings of English football.

Chelsea posed the last major threat to Liverpool’s title bid, yet the leaders dealt with the challenge impressively to mark Klopp’s 200th game as Reds manager in style.

With City having difficult league fixtures looming against Tottenham and Manchester United, Klopp’s men are convinced they can hold onto pole position.

Their run-in is undoubtedly less daunting than City’s, with Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle on the schedule before a potential title party against Wolves at Anfield.

For fourth-placed Chelsea, the loss was a blow to their bid for Champions League football next season and they will drop to fifth if Arsenal win at Watford on Monday.

Premier League – EPL Table

PosClubPWDLGDPts
1Liverpool3326715785
2Manchester City3327246483
3 Tottenham Hotspur33221103067
4 Chelsea3320682366
5 Manchester United3319771964
6 Arsenal3219672563
7 Leicester City3414515147
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers3313812-147
9 Everton3413714246
10 Watford3213712046
11 West Ham United3412616-1042
12 AFC Bournemouth3412517-1241
13 Crystal Palace3411617-639
14 Burnley3411617-1839
15 Newcastle3410816-1138
16 Southampton339915-1536
17 Brighton & Hove Albion329617-1933
18 Cardiff City338421-3528
19 Fulham345524-4420
20 Huddersfield Town343526-4814

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