Liverpool FC and its German team manager Jürgen Klopp can hope for fourth place in the Champions League again in the Premier League. A day after the Reds were 2-1 at West Ham United, fourth-placed Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur did not get more than 2-2 (2-0) and thus increased their lead over Klopp’s team to only seven instead of the possible nine points.
However, Spurs pushed Liverpool back to seventh place with one point more.
Barely within reach of Liverpool, Newcastle United are in third place behind leaders Arsenal and champions Manchester City. The magpies returned to the road to success with a 4-1 (1-0) win at relegation candidates FC Everton and are now two points ahead of ManUnited.
In the bottom of the table, apart from Everton, second from bottom, Southampton FC with international Armel Bella-Kotchap also came a step closer to relegation. The tail light lost in the relegation duel with AFC Bournemouth 0: 1 (0: 0) and is still six points behind the first non-relegation place.
Manchester steered towards their fourth league win in a row with Spurs after goals from ex-Dortmunder Jadon Sancho (7th) and Marcus Rashford (44th). But after the change of sides, the Red Devils had to accept the equalizer four days after making it into the FA Cup final through Pedro Porro (56th) and former Bundesliga star Heung-Min Son (79th).