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With titles on the line as well as survival in the top-flight still in the balance, the 26th round of the English Premier League provided excitement, goal-fests and heart-stopping matches.

A few weeks ago they were seven points clear and when Manchester City lost at Newcastle you thought it was there - what an opportunity for Liverpool that was.

It's a case of splitting hairs right now but Liverpool still have the edge.

Georginio Wijnaldum says Liverpool are good enough to challenge domestically and in Europe after climbing off his sick bed to help the Reds maintain their challenge for the Premier League.

That should have been no surprise; all three average well in excess of two points per game, with at least 20 wins each from their 26 or 27 league fixtures so far this term.

I am of a blue persuasion when it comes to Merseyside football and so firstly I must stress how grateful I am for Manchester City.

A party of 31 travelled to Marbella on Monday, included in which were defender Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri, who are battling to overcome hamstring and abdominal injuries in time for next Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at home to Bayern Munich.

Manchester United (a rejuvenated, hungry, attacking Manchester United) v Liverpool is massive and will have a huge sway on proceedings.

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They play with a lot of confidence. "They will both be missed, but we should not dwell on our absentees - we must focus". Hopefully, he gives a good performance.

Pep Guardiola will defend his title. "We just have to keep it going".

Their win over Bournemouth at the weekend looks to have re-energised Jürgen Klopp's side and there's not one game, looking at the games, ahead they should fear.

Oh my, I really wish my answer here would be Liverpool but it's not. Nobody would have predicted last season's 13th-placed and 14th-placed clubs, Leeds United and Norwich City, to be occupying the summit of the table just less than a year later. They are cracking opponents' heads open and feasting on the goo inside.

However, what was more important was getting back to winning ways after back-to-back 1-1 draws against the Hammers and Leicester had left critics questioning their mettle for a fight.

Jamie Carragher admits City play more attractive football than his former side.

It will be because of these games (and squad depth) that they are not champions this season and that will be a shame. I didn't train on Friday and I didn't sleep at the hotel either because they thought I might infect other players.

Even one lapse of concentration could be fatal for the Anfield outfit and Alisson Becker feels that his team cannot afford to lose more points if they wish to become the Premier League champions.

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