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Sherwood identifies position Liverpool need to strengthen to win title

05 March 2018

Liverpool are on either Sky Sports or BT Sport for every game throughout March, and the Premier League have confirmed the same for the following month.

In the battle for three Champions League spots, United, third-placed Liverpool, fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and fifth-placed Chelsea are separated by a six points with 10 games remaining.

"It still can't be classed as good enough, they had to win the league this year, but ultimately it is progression - but not good enough. Man United will grind out results to get second".

We have seen something similar from Manchester United at times this season as Jose Mourinho is happy to sacrifice entertainment in the pursuit of success, but he also has three or four top class players to get his side over the line when they are not at their best and that will allow him to get away with his brand of negative football for a little while longer. I, for one, look forward to seeing what goal celebration Roberto Firmino chooses to do when he scores the first goal.

Manchester United centre back Chris Smalling, too, highlighted the importance of Saturday week's clash, adding that finishing second is the "bare minimum" for United.

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"I think being able to beat a rival, it's nearly like a six-pointer because of how close we are", Smalling said of the Chelsea win.

"These are huge games and I think the fact we play a lot of our rivals at home is going to be a big factor because of our home form", said Smalling. After beating West Ham 4-1 last Saturday, he said: "Second is one of our targets".

All four of Liverpool's Premier League fixtures in April have been rescheduled for television coverage.

Klopp has been tipped to make a move for Roma's Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker, with ESPN recently reporting that an understanding over personal terms had been made between Liverpool and the player's agent Stefano Castagna.

"It stays the same, it is tough", Courtois told the club's website.

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With 72 points on the board, City only need to win five of their last eleven games to claim a third Premier League crown.

"After that it might come down to who has the nerve and who has the deepest squad".

Former Blues winger Pat Nevin agreed, saying squad depth could decide who misses out on a top-four spot next season.

Liverpool take on Newcastle at Anfield at the weekend, before playing the second leg against Porto in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

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Sherwood identifies position Liverpool need to strengthen to win title