Hodgson Expects Liverpool to Slip-Up in EPL Title Race

Arnold Nichols
December 26, 2018

But Klopp has positioned his team perfectly to intensify their challenge after the festive period.

The German manager said on Monday that "nobody should feel safe" in the Premier League title race and insisted Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal - who are third, fourth and fifth respectively - also remain in the hunt with 20 games to play.

"I'm very happy with what I've got and what I have, but how I said, we don't know and that's the only little bit why I keep the door open because if some things happen then we need to have a look".

"It is something which has happened in the last few matches but we have to give them feedback to stop it happening again".

Silva will be looking for his side to bounce back at Turf Moor against a struggling Burnley side on Boxing Day. In the second half (against Tottenham) we didn't see that.

"It was a special performance", he told Crystal Palace TV. "We train and recover and prepare for the game against Leicester".

"I've got no interest in answering that question", Howe said at his pre-match press conference when asked about the speculation. Let's try everything we have to win that game.

Bournemouth have endured a tough run of results, with Saturday's 2-0 victory over Brighton only their second win in eight Premier League games. We have to be focused.

"Against Southampton [in November] they had three more shots than Palace had on target and we won 6-1", he added. It's a different team, a different time, everything was different.

While full back Trent Alexander-Arnold and midfielder Naby Keita could return against Newcastle United on Wednesday, Klopp suggested further fitness problems could force him to rethink his transfer strategy. In 2008/09, Manchester United won the title; in 2013/14 it was Manchester City.

"We lost many things in our behaviour and our organisation and at this level you can not". It's a nice and pretty good situation, but a lot of other teams have good situations as well, that's it. It worked out really well in 2012, [but] 2013 not that good. It's not about that and it's not about being champions, it's not about sitting here and now we are first we only talk about being champions at the end of the season - why should that be?

"The reality is these games are very hard so we've got to try and attack the games, I think that's our best form of defence".

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