Jurgen Klopp and James Milner heap praise on Georginio Wijnaldum

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That is what I am delighted about the most.

So if Man City win this game vs Chelsea then the Citizens will once reclaim that top spot.

Despite preparing for the Catalan's arrival for years with the hire of his former Barcelona colleagues Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, City scraped into the top four in 2016/17 by just three points thanks to winning their final four league games.

History is on Chelsea's side, with the Blues having won 67 of the 161 professional meetings of these two clubs. Good organisation defensive, offensive.

Salah provided the finish to become the first Liverpool player since Luis Suarez, in 2013-14, to score 20 goals in successive seasons for the club, but it was served up splendidly by his strike partner.

The 48-year-old told reporters: "We have to play in that way". On that note, Pep is desperate to get his charges in the right frame of mind.

"If we got to the semis of the Champions League again he should be available, quarter-finals maybe", Klopp said.

He also revealed captain Vincent Kompany and fellow defender Benjamin Mendy would not be fit for the encounter before expressing his shock that the latter was supposedly in Hong Kong, having tagged himself at the city's airport on his Instagram account.

Bernardo Silva has reiterated that he is happy at Manchester City and would like to extend his contract when the time comes for talks.

"Both Leicester City and West Ham raised their game and thoroughly deserved their point in recent games, but the Reds didn't lose those matches and they have still only lost one league game so far this term". The Italian, however, is under no illusions as to the task facing them this Sunday.

"You could see that against Arsenal last weekend as when they equalised, they were comfortable and looked the better team, but they just did not have enough".

"VAR will help us in those situations and I think that will benefit everybody", he said. The Seagulls are three points better off but are without a win in five top-flight games and a Clarets victory in front of the television cameras would push Chris Hughton's men towards the mire. 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.

"That's what we will do, that's what we did previous year in a similar situation with a different target, where Chelsea were chasing us like insane". Ross Barkley and Willian also impressed against the Terriers, and could feature again, while Antonio Rudiger looks set to return to the side in place of Andreas Christensen. Callum Hudson-Odoi meanwhile has been sidelined with a fever, so it remains to be seen whether he is even included amongst the substitutes.