Klopp’s men lead momentarily alone until Everton plays. Chelsea and Manchester City also won.
In addition to the victory of Manchester City, This Saturday another two games were played in the Premier League. First, Liverpool beat West Ham 2-1 at home and he is -for now- the only leader until this Sunday Everton plays.
The Egyptian Mohamed Salah – from a penalty – and the Portuguese Diogo Jota, who had started as a substitute, scored for Jürgen Klopp’s. The Spanish Pablo Fornals had advanced to the visit, that counted on the entrance of the Argentine Manuel Lanzini to little for the end.
With this result, the Reds have 16 points on seven dates. On Tuesday they will visit Atalanta in Italy for the Champions League. West Ham United, meanwhile, was left with eight units.
Liverpool are three points higher than their neighbors Everton (2nd), who travel to Newcastle on Sunday, and Wolverhampton (3rd), winner against Crystal Palace (2-0) on Friday. A color fact: with 15 goals against there is the paradox that the leader of the table is also the one who received the most goals so far this season.
“Football is a complicated place and we are happy to be able to play football,” Klopp said about the confinement implemented by the English government, which will allow the Premier League, despite the outbreak of the coronavirus, to continue its course.
On the other hand, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea swept Burnley 3-0 on the road. The Moroccan Hakim Ziyech, the French Kurt Zouma and the German Timo Werner were the scorers of the afternoon at the Turf Moor.
The Blues, who add 12 points in the table, will play on Wednesday for the Champions League against French Rennes. Burnley, on the other hand, does not raise its head and remains last with just one point in the highest category of English football.
Manchester City, for their part, was again five points behind Liverpool despite their victory hours earlier.
In the field of Sheffield United, which remains in the third to last position with just one point achieved in seven games, a strong low shot from side Kyle Walker in the 28th minute, more than 25 meters from the goal, was enough to tip a game that returned to highlight the difficulty for Pep Guardiola’s City to add three at a time.