Burnley earned their fifth straight league win with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Turf Moor to boost their chances of possible Europa League qualification. "We had five big games and you feel it", Kevin reflected.
Manchester City will travel to Wembley to face Tottenham today in Matchweek 34 of the EPL hoping to end the trend of losing every game in the past 11 days. City thrashed Spurs 4-1 when the sides met earlier in the season in the midst of a record 18-game winning run that amassed their commanding lead at the top of the table. "After what happened and how the people reacted, these guys are fantastic".
It was a move more likely to have been made by Jose Mourinho, not Guardiola, but after those painful defeats against Liverpool and United - and the manner by which they occurred - the City manager chose to deploy the handbrake and it was the right move at the right time.
The result means that City need just three more points to clinch the Premier League title. assuming that second-placed United don't lose at home to West Brom tomorrow or away at Bournemouth in midweek.
City struggled during the opening stages of the second half, ceding possession regularly to Guardiola' clear irritation.
A minute later Sterling made it 3-1 to City as he fired the ball into the roof of the net after Lloris had parried Jesus's initial shot.
"What a number. Wow!" exclaimed manager Jurgen Klopp on hearing Salah is the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush 31 years ago to score 40 in a season.
"Sometimes that's football and the teams we played were very strong".
All of Liverpool's prolific front three were on target as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struck either side of Salah's deft header to take their combined tally for the season to 82.
"As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four", said Giroud.
Over the past three games, a season full of defensive solidity has seen City's defensive stalwarts collapse and concedes eight goals - with the majority coming from personnel errors.
Chelsea trailed to goals by Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek at St Mary's but Olivier Giroud came on as a 61st-minute substitute for the visitors to spark a stunning turnaround.
Swansea couldn't make home advantage count against Everton, but also opened up a five-point lead on Southampton just above the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw.
There was better news for Ryan's national teammate Aaron Mooy as Huddersfield Town beat Watford 1-0.