Premier League Matchweek 25: 5 things we learned
The Premier league is the gift that keeps on giving. Match week 25 did not disappoint as the matches kept up with the drama and competitiveness the Premier League is known for.
The loss notwithstanding, Liverpool remain top of the league although the gap to Manchester City has reduced to three points. City, on the other hand, showed their class with a comfortable victory over the Gunners. Tottenham kept their faint hopes of a title challenge alive with a late victory against Newcastle.
Chelsea leapfrogged Arsenal back to 4th position after their 5-0 hammering of Huddersfield. Manchester United also went above Arsenal in the table and remain only two points adrift of Chelsea. Cardiff earned an emotional victory over Bournemouth but remain in the bottom three. Fulham and Huddersfield are the other two teams in the relegation spots.
Here's a look at five things we learned from match-week 25 of EPL action:
#1 Liverpool are jittery
Liverpool's game against Manchester City was a very vital one. A victory against the Citizens would have increased their lead over them to 7 points. Manchester City won that game and since then the Anfield giants have been jittery.
They failed to capitalize on Manchester City's defeat at the hands of Newcastle. A victory would have increased the gap to 7 points. Liverpool ended up playing out a draw with Leicester City. Manchester City now ramped up the pressure on them with a comfortable win over Arsenal and Liverpool could only manage a tame draw again this match week.
It has to be an absolutely terrifying prospect to be chased down by a club like City with a manager of such high pedigree like Pep Guardiola. The pressure of the chase has led to Liverpool losing vital points and making the title race closer than it should be.
Klopp's defence that has been very resolute all season has begun conceding and have let an early Liverpool lead slip in the last two games. The Anfield club is absolutely feeling the pressure and must get their act together if they want to win their first EPL title in ages.