Mohamed Salah penalty puts Liverpool seven points clear at the top

Mohamed Salah penalty puts Liverpool seven points clear at the top

12-Jan-2019 17:03:57 | Guardian

Liverpool did not sparkle here but, more importantly, nor did they wobble. After losing their unbeaten record earlier this month Jürgen Klopp’s men returned to winning ways thanks to a second-half penalty by Mohamed Salah. The victory restores Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points and challenges Manchester City to edge closer when they host Wolves on Monday.

Defeats in their two previous matches led to this being billed as a particularly revealing interrogation of Liverpool, with a team aspiring to be champions required to give persuasive answers. The questions ranged from the elementary to the tricky. Could Liverpool’s confidence really be so brittle that a narrow loss at Manchester City and a practically invited one at Wolves would cause it to crumble despite half a season of domestic invincibility prior to that? No.

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