This weekend will be Liverpool’s first “trophy” when Mo Salah’s Egypt takes on Sadio Mane’s Senegal in the Africa Cup Of Nations final.

It wasn’t easy sailing for the Pharaohs as they needed extra time to secure their berth into the finals of the African continent showpiece with the game still locked at 0-0 after 120 minutes. Salah and his team held their nerve to secure a 3-1 win on penalties and remain on course in their chase for a record-extending eighth African crown.

Sadio Mane’s Senegal was a stark contrast as they needed normal time to beat Burkina Faso and continue their search for their first title.

The question however remains. Who will go back to Anfield as a champion? Whatever the outcome, “You never walk alone”.

The top three in the English Premier League have been in a league of their own this season, and are slowly breaking away from the rest.

While fourth-placed West Ham United (27 points) over the weekend defended their home ground at the London Stadium, beating Chelsea 3-2 to see them lose their grip of the peak, the Blues (33 points) are still in a comfortable position in third place.

That saw Manchester City (35 points) rise to the top, with Liverpool (34 points) on their tail.

What really sets the top three apart is not only their goal-scoring ability – but also their defence. They all boast an impressive Goal Difference (GD) record. Though only 5 clubs in the Premier League have a positive GD, The Blues, Reds and Citizens sit head and shoulders above the rest.

Catch them if you can.
Top 3 standings on the Premier League Log
Source – www.premierleague.com

While Man United sit in sixth place with a GD of one, West Ham in fourth with a GD of nine, Chelsea enjoys a GD of 26, Liverpool 32 and Man City 23.

They’ve all proven themselves worthy of the 2021/2022 title. And though the Premier League only recently crossed the halfway mark, it will be interesting to see who can maintain the momentum.