Liverpool FC need to set Premier League targets: Jurgen Klopp

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Manchester City Sterling nets again as David Wagner's men fail to hold dream lead

City have been in relentless form this season, winning 11 consecutive league games and picking up 37 of the 39 points on offer in the top flight, but Courtois is hopeful that the busy festive period may help to slow Pep Guardiola's side down.

Guardiola's claim was based on the fact that Wenger referred to Sterling as a player who "dives very well" following the Premier League clash between the sides 3 weeks ago, a fixture during which the winger again earned City a penalty.

Manchester City's path is incredible, no?

But the pair are still behind Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and France's Paris St Germain.

Barcelona sit top of the pile with an average first-team pay of nearly £6.6 million a year, which includes Lionel Messi's new contract, reported to be £500,000-per-week.

However, while the Premier League sits ahead of its rivals in this department, the world's three best-paid clubs come from La Liga and Ligue 1.




The Oklahoma City Thunder (€8.038m), the Cleveland Cavaliers (€7.78m) and the Golden State Warriors (€7.731m) top the list with National Basketball Association players having the highest average wages at €6.2m each this season.

National Basketball Association players earn an average of £5.5m per year.

The GSS survey exposes the substantial gender pay gap in elite level sport.

United have no margin for error at Vicarage Road, where Watford will aim for a repeat of last season's shock 3-1 win over Mourinho's team.

The Atlanta Dream are the biggest WNBA payers with an average weekly salary of €1,420, placing them just below Scottish Premier League pair Hearts (€2,065) and Hibernian (€1,883) but above Dundee (€1,295).

Chelsea star Willian insists he is hoping to win many more trophies with Chelsea amid speculation he is looking to leave the Premier League champions.

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