Liverpool Sits at the Top of Premier League After Man City and Arsenal’s Goalless Draw

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp in 2018
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp in 2018. Photo by BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9623042q)

Liverpool is the lone team standing at the top of the Premier League standings amid one of the most congested title races in recent memory. Merseyside club benefited from their comeback win against Brighton and a goalless draw between Manchester City and Arsenal, two other challengers for the title.

Entering Sunday, Liverpool was tied with Arsenal at the top, with each team having 64 points, one more than Man City behind them.

Liverpool faced Brighton, and things didn’t look good early on, as they conceded a goal in the second minute of the game. However, Luis Diaz scored an equalizer in the 27th minute and Mohammed Salah added another goal in the 67th minute to seal a 2-1 win.

Manchester City and Arsenal faced each other later in the day and didn’t exactly give the fans their money’s worth. What was expected to be an attacking clash turned out to be a defense-oriented affair. While City enjoyed 73% possession, the two teams only managed to account for three shots on target.

Now, Liverpool has 67 points, two more than second-placed Arsenal and three more than City in the third spot. Out of the three clubs, City has the easiest remaining schedule, facing five teams from the bottom 10 in the next nine games.

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