BATTLE IN THE SKY: The explosive ‘trio’ of Jota, Diaz and Nunez create a masterpiece ‘in the air’ and an OUTSTANDING performance, Liverpool rises to the top of the Premier League

Welcoming Burnley at Anfield’s home field in the context of losing the top spot in the Premier League to Man City a few hours earlier, Liverpool was still quite leisurely with the mindset of a true boss. They are ready to proactively reclaim what they have lost.

Diogo Jota opened the scoring for Liverpool with a header

Diogo Jota opened the scoring for Liverpool with a header

Nearly 30 minutes into the match, Burnley took control of the game, but Liverpool quickly showed their strength. From a corner kick in the 31st minute, Alexander Arnold hung the ball deep in the middle for Diogo Jota to jump high and head into Burnley’s net. At this time, goalkeeper James Trafford went out to catch the ball at the wrong place.

Dara O'Shea equalized for Burnley also from the aerial phase

Dara O’Shea equalized for Burnley also from the aerial phase

It seemed that Liverpool would maintain the lead until the end of the first half, but in the 45th minute, Burnley suddenly equalized 1-1, also from a corner kick, the scorer was Dara O’Shea.

After the break, Liverpool increased the pressure on Burnley’s goal. In the 52nd minute, Luis Diaz had a close-range header to increase the score to 2-1 that VAR could not veto.

Two attack teammates, Jota and Diaz, spoke up, and Liverpool’s third striker, Darwin Nunez, was not to be outdone, participating in the scoring by scoring a header in the 79th minute.

Luis Diaz scores....

Luis Diaz scores….

Darwin Nunez also scored, bringing victory to Liverpool

Darwin Nunez also scored, bringing victory to Liverpool

Winning 3-1 at home, Liverpool quickly returned to the top of the Premier League table with 54 points, 2 points more than the team ranked right behind Man City but had played 1 more match.

Coach Pep Guardiola and his team still have the right to make their own decisions due to the round 18 make-up match against Brentford on February 21.

Brentford will have a confrontation with Liverpool 4 days earlier. Therefore, it can be said that the tiny London team will be the deciding factor in the two-horse race to the Premier League championship.

Richarlison and James Maddison were delighted with Tottenham's breathtaking victory

Richarlison and James Maddison were delighted with Tottenham’s breathtaking victory

The race for a position in the top 4 of the Premier League is equally attractive.

At home, Tottenham excelled in overcoming Brighton 2-1 to take 4th place, 1 point ahead of the team immediately behind Aston Villa and 2 points behind Arsenal in 3rd place.

Bruno Guimaraes scored the decisive goal in Newcastle Brighton's 3-2 victory

Bruno Guimaraes scored the decisive goal in Newcastle Brighton’s 3-2 victory

Similar to Tottenham, Newcastle struggled to come back and beat Nottingham Forest 3-2, thereby increasing their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to 3 (2 wins, 1 draw).

This timely return to the race helped “Chò Cho” temporarily rise to 7th place, equal to 8th place West Ham and 2 points behind 6th place team Man United.

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