Three things we learned from the Premier League

Liverpool inflicted an historic humiliation on bitter rivals Manchester United

Leaders Arsenal showed the spirit of champions to beat Bournemouth, while Chelsea’s Wesley Fofana gave beleaguered boss Graham Potter some breathing space.

AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Premier League this weekend:

Liverpool charge towards top four

When Liverpool lost 3-0 at Wolves a month ago, a return to the Champions League next season looked a distant dream with Jurgen Klopp’s men down in 10th and 11 points off the top four.

Now, the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham is just three points with a game in hand after a historic 7-0 rout of Manchester United at Anfield.

By a distance Liverpool’s best performance of the season confirmed a return to the form in recent weeks.

The Reds have taken 13 points from a possible 15 and kept five consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League.

At the other end of the pitch, a long-term plan is also coming together.

Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo showed they could yet be fitting heirs to Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s attack by each scoring twice.

But Mohamed Salah remains Liverpool’s greatest source of goals and the Egyptian grabbed a double in the United demolition to move outright as the club’s leading goalscorer in the Premier League era with 129.

White hails Arsenal spirit

Ben White soaked in the jubilant scenes that followed Arsenal’s incredible 3-2 win against Bournemouth and saluted the team-spirit that kept them in pole position to win the title.

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