Liverpool vs Everton: Stats prove Reds will smash Merseyside derby


City now sit second in the Premier League behind league leaders Liverpool, and will hope to take care of business against the Hammers, who now sit 10th in the league.

"But obviously all I wish is Manchester City to win".

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are going through their toughest spell of the campaign in terms of injuries and suggested he will be without Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus until after the March worldwide break.

Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk scored two goals apiece, as Liverpool maintained its Premier League lead with an an impressive 5-0 win over Watford on Wednesday at Anfield.

The Reds are a point ahead of defending champions Manchester City in what is promising to be an enthralling title race.

If the season ended tonight, I would give him it personally (PFA award).

He knows that when his team deliver "a good example of how football should look", they have every chance of ending 29 years of title hurt. "He tries his best and that's the most flawless thing that can happen - a manager that doesn't just want to win the Premier League, but every competition".

Celtic fans unveiled a banner during Neil Lennon's first match back as manager against Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday night, which read: "You traded immortality for mediocrity".

"The players were an absolutely incredible bunch, all the staff were fantastic for me and the supporters from the first day I walked in were incredible home and away". I'm really happy with the boys that came on.

City were deserved victors having dominated play.

I thought Tottenham were unlucky when they didn't win the league in 2015/16, it felt like Leicester were always playing first, and Spurs were always playing catch-up.

The Portuguese won a penalty just before the hour and Aguero took advantage from the spot, netting his 25th goal of the season.

"But because of the stories after the United game, after my reaction, I thought it made sense to tell [Jordan] it has nothing to do with that, because it was nothing. For them, they celebrated like a World Cup final".

"It was a very special moment, but it's not the time, two days before the game, to say we want something like that again". We are going to drop points, Liverpool are going to drop points.

"It is three points for us but it was a tough game".

It was a great achievement but many thought his decision to take home the match ball after the game was a bit too far.

"It's a complete different scenario from previous year. we were a bit more comfortable towards this point of the season".