Premier League table: Liverpool open 22-point gap over defending champions Manchester City

Premier League table: Liverpool open 22-point gap over defending champions Manchester City

- Premier League table after matchday 25 saw Liverpool extend their lead to 22 points over Man City

- The Reds are on the verge of winning their first EPL title after 30 years

- Manchester United dropped to seventh on the table after a goalless draw with Wolves

- The relegation zone is hosting West Ham, Watford and Norwich, with the three teams now desperate for survival

Match-week 25 fixtures in the Premier League saw top clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal dropping valuable points.

Manchester City suffered their first defeat of the season while the pair of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur claimed maximum points after their various games.

Spurs' victory over Pep Guardiola's men helped the Reds opened a 22 point gap as they edge closer to winning their first EPL title in well over 30 years.

The Anfield outfit hammered Southampton 4-0 on Saturday, February 1, to stretch their lead atop to 22 points.

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Man City, who are Liverpool's closest title challengers remain second on the log with 51 points despite their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.

The result was enough to catapult Jose Mourinho's men to fifth on the standings with 37 points, just four behind fourth-placed Chelsea who were held to a 2-2 draw at Leicester.

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Manchester United's hopes of closing in on a top-four finish were crashed at Old Trafford, with the side settling for a barren draw against Wolves.

The disappointing result saw the Manchester club drop to seventh, behind Sheffield United who earned a priceless win over Crystal Palace.

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Arsenal, who are yet to taste victory since their win over Man United on new year sit 10th on the log following their drab goalless draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.

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The drop zone is hosting struggling West Ham, Watford and Norwich City who were forced to a scoreless draw at Newcastle. earlier reported that Liverpool extended their lead on the Premier League table with a resounding 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday, February 1, at Anfield Stadium.

Reds are now a few steps to history with whopping 73 points all thanks to Mohammed Salah's brace and each goal from the England duo of Jordan Henderson and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain.

Jurgen Klopp's men had a brilliant yet torrid start having failed to record a goal in the first half despite some bright efforts from Salah.

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