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Liverpool aren’t champs yet despite eight-point lead, beating Man City. PLUS: Arsenal’s mess continues

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Missed some of the action around Europe this weekend? Have no fear: Gab Marcotti is here to catch you up with all the talking points in the latest Monday Musings.

Jump to: Lessons from Liverpool vs. Man City | Bayern thrash Dortmund | Juve play poorly, beat Milan | Sarri vs. Ronaldo? | Arsenal, Emery are a mess | Taison abused in Ukraine | Real Madrid win again | PSG should buy Icardi | Man United improving? | More woe for Napoli | Barca aren’t playing well | Conte keeps complaining | Chelsea’s winning youth movement | Gladbach set pace in Germany Man City’s season is not over, but Liverpool are in control of title race

A nine-point gap in November? Yeah, that’s a lot but most of all, it’s a morale boost. So many football folk are, if not outright superstitious, easily convinced that “it’s not their year.” And you can see how Manchester City might be coming around to that idea. There are the long-standing injuries to Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte (the latter, arguably, is City’s least replaceable player) and the more recent injuries that kept Ederson in the stands and David Silva on the bench in their biggest game of the season to date. And then there’s Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool , broken down to its component parts, namely the goals that left them 2-0 down inside a quarter of an hour.

Let’s clear up the first one. The ball did ricochet off Bernardo […]

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