Liverpool did, just about, take care of its own business. It took four stunning strikes from distance from Trent Alexander-Arnold (a kind of brace, though the first was technically an own goal), Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endō to beat Fulham after some very poor defensive play at the back.

The games will continue to come thick and fast for the Reds and that means more points are available to be collected. As it stands, Arsenal leads the way with 33 points, with Liverpool on 31 and Manchester City on 30. Both of Liverpool's rivals play Aston Villa this week, which could be a tricky fixture.

But, just as before, that will only matter if Jürgen Klopp's men win their own matches. That will involve being much better defensively with two away tests coming up in the next few days.

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Liverpool has Sheffield United and Crystal Palace this week. Meanwhile, Manchester City will face Aston Villa (A) and Luton (A) and Arsenal has the same games (also both away) but the other way around.

Here, takes a scan around the other big sides in the Premier League and around Europe to take a look at the news going on at the other clubs. Manchester City features in both stories.

Man City wants 'next Lionel Messi'

According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester City is hopeful that Julián Álvarez can provide it with an advantage when it comes to the race to sign the 'next Lionel Messi'. Guardiola's side supposedly wants to bring in 17-year-old wonderkid Claudio Echeverri from River Plate and the Cityzens believe that they could use the relationship built when the Argentine forward Álvarez was brought in.

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As well as the Etihad side, Real Madrid, Barcelona, both Milan clubs and PSG are all said to be sniffing around young talent Echeverri. He has a release clause worth around $33m (£30m/€26m). says: The South American market is a place that the Reds should be looking at more often as well. Álvarez was a real steal when he moved to Manchester City and there are bargains to be found if you are prepared to take the risk.

Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland left fuming

Manchester City was in action against Spurs at the Etihad Stadium just after Liverpool beat Fulham 4-3 at Anfield and it was a result that the Reds would certainly have taken. Tottenham managed to get an unlikely point despite its injury troubles.

Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland were very unhappy with referee Simon Hooper at full-time, however. Right near the end, Haaland was brought down on a counter-attack and despite the official initially playing an advantage, he blew the whistle and stopped play when it looked like Jack Grealish was in a good position.

A Spurs defender might have been able to get back but Grealish was almost through on goal and Hooper must not have seen him. Once he had blown, Spurs could get back into position. The assistant referee's flag was not raised for offside and Manchester City felt robbed. Haaland, in particular, was furious and stormed down the tunnel after berating the man in the middle. says: Perhaps Spurs were a little lucky here but Manchester City didn't do enough to win the game. Just like against Liverpool, it never kicked on when it went ahead and ended up dropping more points from a winning position. That has to be something that concerns Guardiola heading into a vital period.