Manchester City’s 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday night sent the champions into first place on goal difference, though Pep Guardiola’s side have played a game more than Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s title chasers welcome Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth to Merseyside on Saturday, and a win would put pressure on Man City to match that result against Chelsea on Sunday.
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Saturday’s game will be a big test for Liverpool after two draws in a row, and Klopp will want a statement result should the Anfield atmosphere become nervy as it did against Leicester.
In reality it means little as they could regain top spot with a win over Bournemouth, 24 hours before City host Chelsea, but Klopp still received a number of messages about the perceived power shift this week.
“The funny thing about that is I didn’t read it, I didn’t watch it and I still know it,” he said.