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LIVERPOOL’S CUP VICTORY CAN FUEL MULTIPLE TROPHY CHASES Victory over Chelsea after an incredible penalty shootout in Sunday’s League Cup final could be the catalyst for a glorious run for Juergen’s Liverpool Klopp.

Competition might not have been Klopp’s top priority, but the extra fuel a dramatic victory at Wembley could give his players could propel them even higher. Klopp says Anfield will “rock” this week when they host Norwich City in the FA Cup and then Manchester City’s pursuit of the league will continue, along with the job of finishing Inter Milan in the Champions League in the knockout stages.

Liverpool are on a 10-game winning streak in all competitions and a red wave of optimism is sweeping the club. MAN CITY CAN GRIND IT

While Manchester City can sweep the opposition away with breathtaking attacking football, Saturday’s victory over Everton showed another strength of Pep Guardiola’s side. By their own standards, they weren’t at their best, with the score still scoreless after 82 minutes and the title chase on the verge of slipping away from them.

But they continued to probe Everton’s defenses and Phil Foden eventually scored a winner to keep City six points clear of Liverpool, who are one game behind. It wasn’t a match that will be remembered for long, but it could prove to be a crucial step towards a fourth title in five years.

MORE IN KANE’S GAME THAN FAIR GOALS Harry Kane is considered by many to be a standout striker, given his impressive Premier League goalscoring record, but there’s so much more to his game than just goals.

The England captain is also more than adept at playing the creator, with his assist for Son Heung-min’s goal in Tottenham Hotspur’s frantic 4-0 win at Leeds United on Saturday sublime in the extreme. His all-around display earned him special praise from his trainer.

“Today on the ball, Harry Kane was incredible, with his goals and his assists,” said Antonio Conte. “But off the ball, I want to highlight his run and follow Leeds defenders. When your best player does that, it’s an example for others.” CASH SENDS A HEARTLESS MESSAGE TO HIS POLISH TEAMMATE IN UKRAINE

Defender Matty Cash broke the rules while celebrating his second goal for Aston Villa in their 2-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion to send a message of support to Polish team-mate Tomasz Kedziora who is stuck in Ukraine. Cash has been booked for taking off his shirt to reveal a handwritten message saying ‘Tomasz Kedziora + family – stay strong brother’ for the Dynamo Kyiv player, who was unable to leave the country after the Russian invasion this week.

Cash’s thoughts were with his team-mate, but he focused on the pitch as he controlled a pass from the left and fired a low shot past Robert Sanchez on 17 minutes in a much-needed win to keep Villa in contention for a top. -10 finish. DYCHE’S BURNLEY TRUDGE TO SAFETY

Burnley’s bid to escape the Premier League’s relegation zone continued as they earned a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace to move within a point of the safe zone. Jeffrey Schlupp’s opener was canceled out by an own goal from Luka Milivojevic meaning the Clarets have lost just one of their last seven league games, with Burnley manager Sean Dyche hailing the mentality of his team.

“I wasn’t too disappointed with the first half. We just didn’t find the real rhythm and tempo of our game. It was a bit lackluster and we took a bit of time to get ourselves together. install,” Dyche said. “But in the second half I thought we put in a really good display to go for a result. The half-time response was great and to go about it with such a clear mentality and score the goal, gave the your for us.”

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