Liverpool maintain commanding 8-point lead over Leicester City in EPL

Liverpool maintain commanding 8-point lead over Leicester City in EPL

- The English Premier League table after matchday 16 shows Liverpool are runaway leaders

- The Reds have opened an eight points lead over Leicester City who are second on the table

- Man United have risen to fifth on the table after back to back wins over Spurs and Man City

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Dean Court as they remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season.

A goal each from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Mohamed Salah ensured Jurgen Klopp's men ran off with maximum points after matchday 16.

And they sit at the summit of the table with 46 points - eight points better than the second-placed team, Leicester City after the same number of matches.

READ ALSO: DA wants Ramaphosa to cancel Egypt trip to address load-shedding

The Merseyside outfit is now looking like they will finally win their first Premier League title in close to three decades.

Brendan Rodgers' side are the surprise team of the season as no one gave them the chance to be where they are at this point.

The Foxes currently second on the log with 38 points after their 4-1 win over West Ham United last weekend.

Having won the title for the first time in 2015, the King Power Stadium outfit looks like they can contend the title as they are six points ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

Manchester United climbed to fifth position after their famous victory over Pep Guardiola's Man City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

READ ALSO: Energy expert explains how corruption is root of the problem at Eskom

Their back-to-back victories over the citizens and Tottenham pushed them within the Europa League qualification stage - only if they can maintain or better their performances this season.

Southampton, Norwich City, and Watford are at the bottom of the table with 15, 11 and 9 points respectively.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool defeated Bournemouth 3-0 in last weekend's Premier League clash.

Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the goals that powered the Reds to victory after the regulation period.

They are now eight points ahead of Leicester City and 14 points ahead of defending champions Man City.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Mailfire view pixel