The darned seventh Klopp season in Liverpool can continue to have a good ending. In the Premier League, the Reds are crawling closer and closer to the Champions League places. Before the top game against Manchester United, they manage a mandatory win. Arsenal, meanwhile, continue to dream of the title.
Liverpool FC have achieved an important victory in the English Premier League. Coach Jürgen Klopp's team fought back against Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 (0-0) in the catch-up game and moved up to sixth place in the table. Leader FC Arsenal underlined its ambitions for the English football championship in the parallel game and clearly beat Everton FC 4-0 (2-0).
Defender Virgil van Dijk (73rd minute) and striker Mohamed Salah (77th) scored late for Liverpool at Anfield. Previously, the Reds had struggled against weak Wolves for a long time and had rarely become a threat in front of goal. A goal by Diogo Jota in the 68th minute was disallowed after a review by the video assistant due to a previous foul by Jota.
Liverpool now host Manchester United on Sunday. The in-form rivals are third in the Premier League and already have a ten-point lead over Jürgen Klopp's side. "It's a big game either way," said the former Mainz coach. "We have to be ready and we will give them a big fight." Liverpool are currently six points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place. However, the London club has already played one more game.
Arsenal, meanwhile, easily defeated relegation-prone Everton with goals from Bukayo Saka (40'), Gabriel Martinelli (45', 1/80') and Martin Odegaard (71'). The Gunners increased their lead over defending champions and second-placed Manchester City to five points.
There was a big surprise in the FA Cup. First division club Southampton lost in the round of 16 at home to fourth division club Grimsby Town 1: 2 (0: 1). Midfielder Gavan Holohan scored twice for the visitors. In injury time in the first half, the 31-year-old converted a penalty kick, and in the 50th minute he scored the 2-0 for the guests with a penalty kick. Duje Ćaleta-Car (65th) could only shorten the lead for the home team. Grimsby Town have to meet Premier League representatives Brighton in the quarter-finals
Tottenham Hotspur failed again early in the cup. The Spurs lost 0-1 (0-0) at second division Sheffield United after a poor performance. Iliman Ndiaye (79th) scored the goal for a surprising victory for Sheffield, who are now in the quarter-finals of the cup and face a feasible task there with league rivals Blackburn Rovers. In addition, Manchester City meets Burnley FC in the quarter-finals. Manchester United host Fulham FC.