By contrast, United were 11 points adrift of the top four when Jose Mourinho was sacked as their manager in December.
"We talked about this there's still a long way to go but we want to stay there".
Anfield was in good voice as the Reds returned to the summit of the Premier League - with Man United at Old Trafford to come next in the league.
James Milner has described some of Liverpool's play as "mesmerising" as they climbed back to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth. We are used to have the ball possession and on Sunday it will be very hard, so maybe we have to defend lower.
56' - MANE HEADER - Mane rises at the back post to meet Wijnaldum's cross, and he sends a header back across goal, just a couple of yards wide. Besides his 12 goals, Hazard has also provided 10 assists from just 24 games this season. "Ole is himself. He's not acting and he's given joy and confidence to everyone", Pogba said. There are times when team-mates are in better condition.
Solksjaer, the man of the moment at United, said he was pleased his side managed to recover from a shaky start in which Fulham created two very clear-cut chances. "I think we have a good mix and balance and that is going to be useful". "We want to play convincing football we want to perform".
"The players have some fantastic qualities". "If we win against Chelsea I am sure we will be fighting to be champions again at the end of the season", Guardiola said. CHELSEA:The Blue have all players fit for this clash, Sarri has a full squad at his disposal to select his squad from. It is easy to drop points in this league, as we know, but all I can say is that when you are seven points behind you are under pressure to reduce that lead.
"There were a lot of things we had to improve".
For Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri, it was yet another frustrating day at the office. [In December] they were able to press us in our half. When you don't get a result then people doubt that immediately. "When you're out a long time, I don't want him playing game (after) game".
"Obviously, we are very happy Marco is back with us", Tuchel added. I don't have the English saying, but it's like shouting your soul on the pitch, that's how we say it in Germany.