Liverpool ensured a return to the Champions League by beating relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday, although they will have to play in a qualifying round after finishing fourth in the Premier League, two points behind Manchester City.
A disappointed Jurgen Klopp said the "really dry" Anfield pitch was partially to blame for Liverpool's drab 0-0 home draw with Southampton that damaged their Champions League ambitions.
James Milner accepted the blame for Liverpool's damaging 0-0 draw against Southampton after his penalty was saved by Fraser Forster.
English Premier League table ahead of the weekend's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):
With the end of the Premier League season just two and a half weeks away, here are five issues that are still to be resolved ahead of this weekend's matches.
Harry Kane says Tottenham plan on making Chelsea squirm this weekend as his title chasers look to pile pressure on the leaders with a win against West Ham on Friday.
Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanised their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday.
Real Madrid and Liverpool legend Steve McManaman has heaped praise on Monaco rising star Kylian Mbappe ahead of their clash with Juventus on Wednesday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told his players to gird their loins for the Premier League run-in after they retained control of their top-four destiny with victory at Watford.
English Premier League table after Sunday's late match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):
Spurs can finish above Arsenal for the first time in the Arsene Wenger era if they win today St Totteringham’s Day has plagued Tottenham for two decades now, but today Spurs can ensure Arsenal fans do not get their annual celebration.
Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United’s chief rivals for Champions League qualification following his side’s 0-0 draw at fellow top-four contenders Manchester City.
The Premier League season is fast approaching its finale, with less than a month of the campaign remaining.
Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston.
English Premier League table ahead of the midweek matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):
Liverpool has received a massive boost in their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool are up to third place in the Premier League after leap-frogging Manchester City with a 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.
Liverpool playmaker Roberto Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.