Liverpool still trail Manchester City in the Premier League table despite losing only once to City's four times this season: no non-title winners have lost three fewer games than the champions since 1926-27, when Huddersfield Town (eight defeats) were edged out by Newcastle United (11 defeats).
Pep Guardiola insists allegations of malpractice at Manchester City can not taint his legacy or the achievements of his side.
"With VAR we don't have this problem", Guardiola said after Saturday's game.
"There are nine games left and every game is important".
Pep Guardiola says it will be "almost impossible" for Manchester City to win all their remaining Premier League games following the leaders' 3-1 victory over Watford at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea could manage just a home draw with Wolves earlier on Sunday afternoon meaning the race to finish in the top four is now wide open, with just four points separating Spurs in third and Chelsea in sixth, though the Blues do have a game in hand.
Having been eliminated from Europe's elite competition by Liverpool at the quarter-final stage last season, City will be looking to progress further this term in search of their first European title since 1970. "The Premier League decides against VAR when all around the world we have it".
After an global break, we then resume Premier League duties at Fulham on 30 March. "He scored three goals, we're delighted, but he can do better", said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.
"We are now investigating these matters and will allow Manchester City every opportunity to explain the context and detail surrounding them".
"The thing that stands out with Raheem, and we worked with him briefly with the U21s before he moved up quickly with Roy [Hodgson], is that he's so tenacious", explained Southgate, during an interview with talkSPORT.
A statement read: "The Premier League has previously contacted Manchester City to request information regarding recent allegations and is in ongoing dialogue with the club".
The Reds are still searching to win their first major trophy under Klopp since his appointment as Brendan Rodgers' successor at Anfield back in October 2015.
Otherwise in the first half, City lacked a killer touch and were guilty of missing pace and intensity in their play in the Final third.
Guardiola hailed midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as an "incredible player in all senses" but again expressed concern over the German's contract situation.