• Liverpool have won nine in a row and face City on 10 April
  • Mikel Arteta hits out at Premier League over April schedule

Jurgen Klopp promised Manchester City a “proper fight” for the title after Liverpool pulled to within a point of the long-standing league leaders. Goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino ensured Liverpool overcame Arsenal at the Emirates despite not being at their best. They have now won nine straight top-flight games and, after facing Watford next time out, will travel to play City on 10 April.

It could be a decisive encounter and Klopp feels his players are ready to battle for top spot until the end of the season. “We play City in three or four weeks and then we will give them a proper fight,” he said. “I don’t think a lot about City, that’s the truth. I know the only chance we have is to win an incredible amount of games because our opponents do. In last few years we’ve pushed each other on insane levels.

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