While we try to think of a single possible candidate who would take the Stoke job, we're closing this one down.
- Late Klavan header gives Liverpool win at Burnley
- Mahrez, Slimani & Albrighton with goals as Leicester beat Huddersfield
- Adrien Silva makes belated debut for Foxes
- Stoke lost to Newcastle - Perez gives visitors victory
'Who else is going to do it?'
Manage a Premier League club for £ms of pounds a year? You're right Mark, I doubt they could find one candidate out there...
Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We knew it was an important game and we came into it with the mindset of getting maximum points but we came up short. We deserved something out of the game but we didn’t get it, you’ve got to pick yourselves up and get on with it. In key moments we need to recognise when situations in the game are likely to damage us – but in terms of the team trying to force the issue clearly that was us.
"They had a little bit of joy down the right but we had chances ourselves - they just had more bodies behind the ball and played on the counter. From our point of view a number of elements need to be better but we went into the game with real intent and we haven’t managed it today unfortunately.
"The players are frustrated, disappointed, but that’s a consequence of the high standards that I’ve set here."
On team selection: "Everyone’s saying that I gambled but I used the players that I had, what was I going to do? Risk players that had a big part to play today? Plenty of teams have made changes today, everyone else is doing it too."
On his future: "Who else is going to do it? In terms of the knowledge of the group and the progress in my time here, I’m the best person to do it."
Leicester manager Claude Puel speaking to Match of the Day: "It was a good game because we played a good team, with quality, structure and a strong defensive unit. It was not easy.
"After the end of the first half, perhaps it was not enough - we lacked quality. We came back in the second half with the same spirit to play football on the floor and with quality.
"It's a good thing for the team, because they took confidence after the game against Liverpool.
"We lost Wes Morgan and we will see his injury tomorrow."
On Adrien Silva's debut: "It was very tough for him, to train and to make a lot of training sessions without playing with the team.
"He kept a good, positive attitude. It's a good thing to see him on the pitch and he can bring some good things for the team."
Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We grew into the game, the second half was an even affair.
"On and off the pitch we have moved forward in a calendar year. We are becoming assured of ourselves in this division.
"We are playing a more mixed game now, last year we got it forwards more often but we are calmer now. We are resolute defensively, we have added to what we had. The quality has risen.
"To be on 34 points and be unfortunate to not have 35 shows what a season we have had."
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez speaking to Match of the Day: "I think the players were working very hard over the last few games and after the last result this one we needed to win. We started the game very well, defended well, we had a couple of problems when they played on the counter attack but overall we were playing well."
On Mark Hughes: "I think he did what he thought was important for them, to play this game like a final. They were working very hard and you could see the team spirit was there for them. For us it’s good, for them it’s bad, but for both teams you can see the players are working very hard."
On January transfers: "We know we are looking for something that can improve the team in different areas. The players are trying everything and I am pleased with them but if we can improve our squad we will try to."
A damaging defeat for Stoke sends them closer to the dreaded drop zone. West Ham have two games in hand now as well.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "It's a frustrating one, I thought we had a point. It's very pleasing though to see how far we have come in a year, we are taking on these big teams in a different way now.
"It was a soft goal to win it - it happens, but it doesn't happen to us often. Our work ethic was tremendous, the belief was excellent. There are a lot of pleasing things, the bigger picture is we are pleased overall.
"2017 was a great year for us, we have got closer to teams who were out of sight. When the whistle blows we have a group of people who will give everything to win a game. That's a powerful thing.
"Liverpool were missing some big players but they still had four of their front five who cost £35m or something."
Liverpool keep the pressure on Chelsea and Manchester United and it's now a seven-point gap between Spurs and fourth, albeit one with two games in hand to come.
Huddersfield boss David Wagner speaking to Match of the Day: "I don't think so (the players were tired). Maybe in the second half it looked like this was the case, but in the first half we played well.
"We controlled the game and had the best chance of the first half. In the second half, we made an error before the first goal and left Riyad Mahrez alone.
"Unfortunately we lost our focus and concentration, we were 1-0 down and had to open up, left some spaces, which they used.
"I am gutted today because I think there was something in this game for us. In the end we have to say they deserve to win."
More from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "A fantastic finish to the game. This is one of the toughest places to play all season.
"I like rotation, I love the quality of my squad and I am really pleased. It was not fantastic football but it was a fantastic attitude. Today it wasn't possible to play brilliantly but it was an open game, we had a massive setback with the equaliser but we changed it again - we haven't done that too often this year."
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "A very difficult game, thee fixtures are really difficult to take. We did brilliant, the weather made it so hard, windy, rainy.
"Burnley are dong well, we denied them to do what they usually like to do. It took a while to score and then the next two goals were very similar.
"Did we deserve to win? I don't care. We got the three points.
"Adam Lallana was great, after four or five months out, performing like this. It's not easy at this time, the whole team applauded Sadio Mane when he came in because we needed that goal. He is not playing at his most fluent but a great goal.
"Six points in two days - I've never had that before."
'Lies' by Arcade Fire is playing loudly at Turf Moor but no it's true - Ragnar Klavan did score the winner...
Leicester goalscorer Riyad Mahrez: "We did a great job and have the three points. It was a tough game, they are a good team and we needed to score first and open the game.
"We had more counter and more space, and we were clinical - at least today, because sometimes we score first and don't score the second goal.
"It was a good goal and important for the team."
Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan: "It was important - is it true that it is my goal?! Oh good. It was on the line so I wasn't sure. It is always hard here, that's a massive performance.
"It was a crazy game."
Everton manager Sam Allardyce makes seven changes in total from the side that lost 2-1 at Bournemouth - with most made in midfield and attack.
In come Ashley Williams, Yannick Bolasie, Wayne Rooney, Oumar Niasse, Tom Davies, Nikola Vlasic and Mason Holgate.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho names Marcos Rojo, Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera in his starting XI as he makes three changes to the XI that started in the 0-0 draw against Southampton.
Romelu Lukaku is injured, Ashley Young is suspended and Henrikh Mkhitaryan drops to the bench.
Michael: Lovren and Klaven combine to get the winner for Liverpool in the last minute! Playing for their futures?
You can be critical of Liverpool conceding that late goal but you should then also praise them for rallying to win without a lot of key men. A most untypical winner too.
Bad news indeed for Mark Hughes. The crowd have not taken that well.
Former England forward on Final Score
Particularly in this second half, Leicester have moved the ball around with absolute quality. That was another really good move and a cool, calm finish from Albrighton but once again Huddersfield were completely caught out.
If the Fab Four are missing who do Liverpool turn to? The old Dejan Lovren to Ragnar Klavan double act of course!
A free-kick is headed on by Lovren and Klavan steers it in from about a yard out. Similar to the goal they conceded...
Former England defender on Final Score
It's Joe Gomez who is asleep at the back post and gets caught ball-watching. I have to say Burnley have probably deserved that - they've had a real good go since they went a goal down and they've got their reward.
Once again we're talking about Liverpool's defensive frailties, can Virgil van Dijk fix that?
Marc Albrighton had just had an effort chalked off for offside but this one well and truly counts. Demarai Gray's cross is deflected into his path and the winger converts.
So many bodies in the area - corner to Stoke...
Newcastle close to completing the double over Stoke - and if they do Karl Darlow deserves something. That late save was tremendous...
There was a sense of deja vu in the manner that Liverpool conceded that goal, dare I say...
Graham: Dare I suggest someone hand Mark Hughes a brolly?
Stephen: Mark Hughes, first manager casualty of 2018.
It had been coming! Burnley have been piling on the pressure and among the kitchen sink pops Johan Gudmundsson to head them level!
Charlie Taylor's cross is nodded down by Sam Vokes and the winger is all alone to stoop and head home from a few yards out.
What a save! My word that is brilliant from Karl Darlow! He claws out a header from Mame Diouf from what, three yards?!
Adrien Silva gets a heroic reception as he comes on for his Leicester debut four months after he signed - he replaces Matty James.
IN THE MIXER - we are going big at Stoke now. Newcastle have everyone back putting out fires...
Tom Heaton may struggle to get his place back at Burnley you know. Nick Pope has been brilliant, and here's another superb stop. One-handed, punches away a shot from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. That was shifting!
At the other end Sam Vokes has a decent header saved.
FIVE MINUTES left!
Leicester have had an excellent second 45 minutes and they nearly have the third goal they merit as Wilfred Ndidi clatters a header against the crossbar!
Very, very close to 1-1! Again Liverpool are tested by a set-piece, Ben Mee gets a piece of it, Scott Arfield is involved, and Ashley Barnes then hooks a volley wide. Moments later Barnes nods on a corner and Phil Bardsley is close to meeting it.
Burnley pushing hard...
The banners are out - but that's almost the equaliser! Peter Crouch juggles with a ball into the area, Mame Diouf swivels and volleys and it's well saved by Karl Darlow.
Shinji Okazaki almost wriggles into the area to make it three but he's tackled superbly...