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Premier League leaders Liverpool went five points clear of second-placed reigning champions Manchester City after a 1-1 draw with Leicester on Wednesday.

Liverpool are set to avoid punishment for their ground staff selectively clearing snow off the Anfield pitch during Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City, sources have told ESPN FC.

Jurgen Klopp's men are five points clear of Manchester City with 14 games to go but former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand suggested nerves are already playing a part at Anfield. "I can not control it", he said.

Jurgen Klopp takes no joy from Liverpool's title rivals dropping points. "We cannot say more". "The motivation is to win games.(it) won't be about one tweet or another one".

"So basically they thought they were gonna go 7 points ahead", said Walker, his comment appearing next to a photograph of Leicester's goal scorer and England worldwide Harry Maguire talking to a person in the crowd during last year's World Cup.

Guardiola is expecting a response on the field as City take on Arsenal at the Etihad tomorrow.

The immediate ambition is to cut the gap to two points and apply pressure before Liverpool travel to West Ham on Monday.

Fans will be eager to see Gomez return to the lineup as soon as possible, given the side have been guilty of some unconvincing defensive performances in recent weeks. "It will be different against Arsenal".

"But without the motivation we wouldn't be here, where we are in all the competitions - another cup final, Champions League last-16 and the league being there". The likes of Fabinho, James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson have been much better in the centre of the pitch, such depth in the squad means that Klopp's options ahead of Keita are endless.

Guardiola is confident that City have what is required to cope with such a demanding schedule. We've done it before and I know we can do it. We have to say: 'Okay, it's February 1. We've had a lot of tight games over the years. "It's not new. The players know that".

Gomez was originally expected to be out for around six weeks, which would have had the England global back in full training already. "I don't know. Defensively I did not see a mistake from Hendo", Klopp submitted. After the minutes he played against Burton away, he had two or three days where he could not train. We will see exactly how we do it.

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