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Spurs boss Pochettino has been installed as the favourite to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

"We are playing against a team with enormous skill levels and their focus, their ability to sustain attacks, is an example to us all".

Pep Guardiola ends the calendar year with his Manchester City side embroiled in what has suddenly become a thrilling title race for the first time in his Premier League managerial career.

"He had to adapt a bit to a slightly different position", said Klopp, per the Liverpool Echo. Football is about being consistent.

"The reality is these games are very hard so we've got to try and attack the games, I think that's our best form of defence".

"Being involved in four competitions will be tough but we are going to try".

Pep Guardiola has revealed his players will be given extra time with their families on Christmas Day before reporting for duty.

Everton manager Marco Silva insists he will not single out goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for special treatment after another mistake by the England worldwide.

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Pochettino was unhappy with the challenge, but was not prepared to condemn it until he had watched a replay.

Fabian Delph is confident Manchester City will bounce back from their defeat to Crystal Palace now they have a fully-fit squad.

'I saw the game against Everton. In the second half (against Tottenham) we didn't see that. "I think he is exhausted and it is a tight hamstring, but we hope it is not a big issue".

It's that sense of realism which is now the club's greatest asset - he's sure to point out, for example, that their three most recent defeats offered encouraging signs as Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool all had to work extremely hard to overcome them. It is really important that we can react.

A lot was said about Salah earlier on in the season as some tried to explain why he had endured a slow start to the season.

"We scored a second goal, in my opinion, but talking about the ref is not my way and I don't look for excuses".

But Palace managed to fight back and at one point they were leading the game 3-1.