Premier League hits and misses: New Liverpool layer? Villa expose Fulham

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Have Liverpool added another layer? Spurs suffer late hit, concern for Sheff Utd, Man City may still need a Fernandinho replacement, and a stunning win for Leicester.
2:59 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool's win against Arsenal FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool's win against Arsenal

Liverpool's well-documented attacking dominance was on display yet again as the champions made it three wins from three to extend Arsenal's Anfield woes.

Ominously for their title challengers, the zip, precision and arrogance to Liverpool's game that had only been present for spells against Leeds and Chelsea was constant against the Gunners, only this time it applied more to when they were out of possession.

Liverpool pressed with purpose and precision, which when coupled with Jurgen Klopp's gamble to deploy a high defensive line, suffocated the Gunners and limited them to just 33 per cent possession.

Alexandre Lacazette's two second-half chances showed certain aspects of this new Liverpool approach need fine-tuning, but with many questioning where Klopp's title-winners can improve ahead of this season's defence, the victory over Arsenal shed light on a fascinating new dimension to the champions.

Such tactics may not be used against all opposition this season, but if Liverpool can deliver such clinical results without the ball as we know they can with it, the Reds may just have taken on a new edge to elevate themselves even higher.

Jack Wilkinson

2:08 Aston Villa manager Dean Smith praised John McGinn for his performance against Fulham Aston Villa manager Dean Smith praised John McGinn for his performance against Fulham

With a few days of the window remaining, Dean Smith says Aston Villa will be talking to "plenty of clubs" in search of players to improve their squad.

But if John McGinn can reach 100 per cent fitness, they have a brand new signing under their nose.

The Scot - Villa's best player in their promotion season in 2018/19 - was back to his best with two assists in the 3-0 win at Fulham, as he pushes towards full fitness following an ankle break in December. It was by far his best performance since then.

He himself…
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