Manchester United vs Chelsea, Premier League preview


The Reds are now in third place, 18 points behind table toppers Manchester City in the title race, with just 11 games to go.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has told his team-mates that qualifying for the Champions League is "not optional" and shrugged off reports he could leave the club at the end of the season.

"Each manager I played under was different but Klopp's way suits me the best", Salah told beIN Sports. Impressive recent wins over Porto in the Champions League and Southampton domestically have confidence high among the Reds. And the thing of it is, I want him to win the Premier League at Liverpool, too. "I want everyone to dream and feel they can do something".

Both Liverpool and West Ham had last weekend off, having been knocked out of the FA Cup, and so should be fresh, with Klopp using the break to take his players to Marbella for a warm-weather training camp.

The goal was also Salah's 20th scored with his left foot this season - no player in the Premier League has ever scored more in a single campaign.

Liverpool destroyed Porto in Portugal last week, all but sewing up passage into the UCL quarterfinals, and Klopp cited the quality of the challenges to come in Europe's top competition.

"I always start on the right, and we change during the game. But I want to win it with this club". "I'm sometimes fine with it, sometimes more and sometimes less". I think that is not a secret. "I saw pure quality".

But Leicester manager Claude Puel is taking nothing for granted despite Stoke's recent woes, saying: "It will be a tough game against this team because for me, we will not be playing against a 19th-placed team. I know there is a lot of work to do". Sometimes we play 4-4-1-1, 4-4-2 and I play second striker or I play striker.

"I was not anxious before I watched all the games, I am not anxious now".

"Competing with Kane and Aguero is very hard because they're strikers but I'll keep on competing and help the team, "he added".