Is Liverpool’s luck running out?

Natalie Sawyer and Gab Marcotti are joined by Henry Winter, Martyn Ziegler and Bill Edgar as the title race takes another twist.

7 days ago Liverpool missed the chance to go 7 points clear of Manchester City. Now the teams are separated by goal difference. Has Liverpool’s hiccup been coming? Will City’s experience prove telling? Or will Liverpool’s lack of games in comparison to City prove crucial? Plus can Maurizio Sarri inflict defeat on the champions for the second time this season?

The Times report that Arsene Wenger could be back in football within a month. Will we see him return to club management or taking on an international role? And does the director of football role suit him at all?

Charlie Scott and Paddy von Behr provide their advice ahead of the fantasy football weekend. For free Fantasy Premier League tips from The Sweeper, visit thetimes.co.uk/fantasyfootball 

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