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Liverpool's Hard-Fought Victory Keeps Them in Pursuit of Premier League Leaders

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Salman Khan
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Liverpool's Hard-Fought Victory Keeps Them in Pursuit of Premier League Leaders

In a decisive match, FC Liverpool carved out a victory against Sheffield United, reinforcing their chase for Premier League leaders, FC Arsenal. The conclusive goal of the game by Dominik Szoboszlai during stoppage time, entrenched Liverpool's triumph with a 2-0 scoreline. Albeit Manchester City's run of four Premier League games without victory, Liverpool's manager, Jürgen Klopp, cautions against ruling them out as title contenders. The result places Liverpool two points behind Arsenal after 15 matches.

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Liverpool's Tense Victory and Premier League Standings

The only other goal for Liverpool in the clash against Sheffield was netted by captain Virgil van Djik, helping the team to secure their place in the league. Aston Villa's triumph over Manchester City has rocketed them to third place in the table, while Manchester City has slipped to fourth. Following a win against FC Chelsea, Manchester United finds themselves trailing behind Tottenham Hotspur in the standings.

Critical Injury and Contract Renewals

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Liverpool's Joel Matip has been reported to have sustained a cruciate ligament tear. Klopp, who announced the injury, is also reportedly advocating for a new contract for the veteran player, despite his long-term absence from the field. Matip's current contract is due to expire at the end of this campaign. The emergence of Jarell Quansah has provided some relief amidst defensive concerns.

Klopp's Response to Early Saturday Games

A contentious point during the press conference was Klopp's fiery response to journalist Marcus Buckland's question regarding the upcoming match against Crystal Palace. The question alluded to Klopp's previously voiced frustrations with early Saturday games following midweek matches, leading to a heated exchange.

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