EPL: Mohamed Salah reportedly in shocking move to Juventus from Liverpool

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Speaking on his podcast, he explained that Manchester City were now favourites and that Liverpool were in for a "major battle".

"Manchester City have set themselves a standard in the last week", Gary Neville said. Former Liverpool and Scotland star Graeme Souness revealed what his former employers need to do if they are to win the league this season.

"City today have won 6-0 and you're thinking, with it being almost 50/50 in possession, were they that good?"

For the second weekend in succession Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick, taking his tally to 11 goals in 10 appearances since Christmas.

"What City have done is they've got through their week where if you are Liverpool, you're looking at it and it's Arsenal and Chelsea - two big hitters - and Everton away, not an easy game". He is standing up.

"But that result for City [against Chelsea] has confirmed after their hiccup, they're saying: "We're banged at it, this is how we're going to finish the season".

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"If you look at the size of Liverpool and the fact they haven't won the title in so long, there is an air of desperation at the club to win the title".

At one point, the Reds had the chance to go seven points clear at the top of the table but since then they have drawn a number of games which has helped City claw down that gap.

Liverpool's transformation this season into Premier League title contenders reflects how much they have improved, says midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

"I think Virgil van Dijk has to be made Player of the Year", Thompson wrote. We must make sure we respond every game, not just one game.

"You never know but a lot of times it goes well".

Well, sprung from bathroom to dressing room, on just two hours' sleep, Wijnaldum was sensational - all sparky passing and line-breaking movement, the catalyst to getting a flat midfield going again. It was good that we could bring him on and could see immediately what a fantastic player he is", and added "Today was a day where the boys could really show that we can play a little bit of football. I think that's how it will have to be for Liverpool. They were going to drop points, things are going to happen, nerves are going to kick in.

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