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Liverpool look to break 30-year-jinx in Premier League
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Liverpool look to break 30-year-jinx in Premier League

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London, Sep 27 : Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to a ground where they have not won a league game since 1990 when they face Sheffield United on Saturday lunchtime.

Liverpool visited Bramall Lane only six times in the past 30 years, and the recently promoted side is likely to pose some problems to Liverpool that hasn't tasted defeat since being knocked out of the FA Cup against Wolves way back in January. Second place Manchester City make a short trip to play Everton, where coach Marco Silva is under pressure after his side's dreadful display in the home defeat to Sheffield United a week ago, which left them with seven points from their first six games of the campaign.

City travel after scoring 8 goals past Watford last weekend and Everton will need to improve drastically in defense to avoid another home defeat that would leave Silva's job on the brink. Comments by Tottenham coach Maurico Pochettino over how his club needs to be active in the transfer window have not helped the harmony of a squad shaken by a midweek league cup defeat to fourth tier Colchester United.

Pochettino's men should take all three points from a home game against his former club, Southampton, but there is a feeling that the instability around White Hart Lane is not going to be cured by just one win with transfer rumors surrounding several big-name players. Chelsea may have lost at home to Liverpool last weekend, but Frank Lampard's young players again showed they have the potential to improve and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi provided good news when he returned after a long injury lay-off in the 7-1 win over Grimsby in midweek.

The youngster may have to settle for a place on the bench when Chelsea entertain Brighton on Saturday, but his return will add to Lampard's options in attack over the coming weeks.

Second from bottom Wolves entertain bottom of the table Watford in what is a must-win game for both sides, while West Ham United will want to show their league cup exit 4-0 to third tier Oxford United in midweek was nothing more than an accident when they travel to face Bournemouth, who have climbed up to sixth.

Aston Villa face a vital week as they entertain Burnley before visiting Norwich City next weekend as Dean Smith's side look for points to lift them out of the bottom three, while Norwich face a tough visit to Crystal Palace with both teams looking to put space between themselves and the bottom three.

Sunday sees third place Leicester City at home to Newcastle United, who somehow managed to scrape a draw against Norwich a week ago. Norwich dominated Newcastle for much of the game, but failed to take chances - Jamie Vardy and company are unlikely to be as forgiving. (UNI-XINHUA)