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Chelsea are eight points clear at the top of the table, and are nine points ahead of Tottenham in third place and ten points ahead of 4th placed Liverpool.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s fixture, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, has admitted that every team fighting for the title will be rooting for his team to beat Chelsea.

“A lot of teams in the league are on our side and want us to win,” said Klopp. “That gap would obviously make the league that little bit more exciting for a lot of people. But that means nothing. We want to go for these three points and that’s enough to be motivated at the highest, highest level.

“If we are seven behind Chelsea we cannot say now we go for them. They might win the rest of the games. We need the points. We cannot waste time or points any more.

“It’s not about us saying we can catch them. If somebody is seven ahead of us then somebody else is ahead of us, it will be five points to Arsenal.”

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