Liverpool out to 5-2 for title after Goodison draw

Liverpool are out to 5-2 to win the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park handed the initiative to Manchester City in the title race.

Jurgen Klopp's men had scored a dramatic late winner in December's reverse fixture at Anfield but they couldn't find a goal at Goodison, where Everton finished the game stronger than the pre-match 8-13 favourites.

The draw was a 16-5 chance before kick-off with no goalscorer 12-1 and the stalemate leaves Liverpool one point behind Manchester City with nine games of the season remaining.

The Citizens are 4-11 to retain their title and bet365 make them 7-1 to win all four major trophies this season.

While Liverpool stumbled at their local rivals' ground, Chelsea claimed a valuable 2-1 win at Fulham in Scott Parker's first game as the Cottagers' caretaker manager.

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho gave the Blues three points although they were given some late scares by a Fulham side who are now 1-50 to be relegated.

Chelsea's win means they are 10-11 to finish in the top four but they are in a battle for the Champions League places with Tottenham (2-5), Manchester United (6-5) and Arsenal (2-1) scrapping for two spots behind City and Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers suffered a late blow in his first game in charge of Leicester as Andre Gray scored an injury-time goal to give Watford a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.

Leicester, 11th in the table and two points behind Everton, are 5-4 with bet365 to finish in the top half.

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Senegal v Algeria

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  • Senegal have conceded only two goals in their last 12 matches.
Expert verdict
Senegal were edged out in a tight contest against Algeria in the group stages but the Lions of Teranga get their chance to exact their revenge and they can win when it matters most to claim their maiden Africa Cup of Nations title.They have kept clean sheets in five of their six games and, although the opposition they have faced can be questioned, it is easy to see why opposition struggle with Kalidou Koulibaly, Cheikhou Kouyate and Alfred N'Diaye in their ranks.

 

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