Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw by Liverpool at Anfield in what was being hyped as the most crucial encounter of the season for the title race.
On the other hand, Chelsea managed to pull out a 3-0 victory against Southampton and with this win, Chelsea sit as joint table toppers along with City and Liverpool.
After a poor start to the season, Arsenal are climbing up the table with six wins in a row and they right now sit behind City, Chelsea and Liverpool at the fourth position. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp believes that this time around there would be many teams challenging for the Premier League title.
With a dramatic win against Newcastle United, it looks like Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are back on winning ways and would be looking to get in the race for the top four in the Premier League.
The Reds were lucky to get a point against Manchester City with Virgil Van Dijk giving away a penalty in the dying moments of the game but Riyadh Maharez blasted the ball past the crossbar failing to convert this valuable opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s side.
When asked if the stalemate at Anfield left the title race wide open, Klopp answered –
I knew this before. And Arsenal are two points behind, yeah? Having won six games in a row, did they? So it looks like they are in a good shape. But we played City today. You can get three points or one point or no points.
We got one, which is fine. If somebody would have told me after eight match days you have 20 points, I would say with that fixture list ‘I’ll buy it, let’s start with the ninth match day.
With Premier league all set to go on hold due to the international break, it would be interesting to see how the Premier League would shape up after this break.