UK imposes tough coronavirus measures for Liverpool
By Abiodun Ogundairo
13 October 2020 | 12:20 pm
Prime Minister Johnson has unveiled a new three-tiered system of localized restrictions. The north of England has been recording spikes in coronavirus cases and bars in the city of Liverpool will have to close.
Liverpool marched into the knockout stages of the Champions League with two games to spare after a convincing 2-0 victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday (November 3) guaranteed them top spot in Group B. With four wins out of four, Juergen Klopp's side can now take their foot off the gas for the final two games of the group stage and focus their resources on their Premier League title push. Liverpool have yet to lose in 16 matches in all competitions this season and their unbeaten run stretches back 25 matches to their April 6 loss to Real Madrid in last season's Champions League campaign.
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