Liverpool stay third despite loss to leaders

Liverpool have remained in third place in the Premier League despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

Goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey wrapped up the points for Arsene Wenger’s men, who are now five points clear of the Reds, and second place Chelsea who were defeated by Newcastle United Saturday lunchtime.

Brendan Rodgers’ men will now turn their attention to Saturday’s match against Fulham, where they will hope to have captain Steven Gerrard available, after the midfielder took a knock to a hip at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Kolo Toure is confident that the Reds can still win the title despite their defeat to his former club, Sky Sports understands.

The centre back, who has played in all but one of the club’s league fixtures since signing from Manchester City on a free transfer in the summer, has lifted the Premier League trophy on three occasions – twice with Arsenal and once with City, and is certain he can add to that tally on Merseyside.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are in talks with Ghanain teenage prospect Daniel Amartey, who currently plies his trade in the Swedish top flight with Djurgarden, according to the Daily Star.