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Liverpool and Tottenham flounder in their title challenge

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Heading into this weekend, Liverpool and Tottenham knew their games were close to must win.

A victory for Liverpool would have put them three points clear at the top of the table. Spurs, meanwhile, had a chance to close the gap on the two ahead of them.

Instead, both teams floundered. Liverpool put in a nondescript and frankly disappointing performance at Old Trafford. It was a display that suggested they are feeling the pressure of a title challenge.

Tottenham did not fare much better at Burnley. A 2-1 defeat there practically ended their hopes of a title challenge this season and raised more questions about their ability to actually compete at the top of the table.