Liverpool edged even closer to winning their first Premier League title after Manchester City slid to a 1-0 defeat against rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
Having seen off Bournemouth on Saturday, the Reds were just three wins away from becoming champions before Sunday’s derby.
But thanks to Anthony Martial’s volley, Jurgen Klopp and his men are now just two wins away from winning the Premier League title.
They still may not even have to kick another ball in the league before that happens though, with City still due to play twice before Liverpool are back in action.
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The Sky Blues face Arsenal on Wednesday, before they host Burnley on Saturday.
Liverpool are next in Premier League action next Monday (18 March) when they travel to Everton.
So, if City lose against both Arsenal and Burnley, Liverpool will become champions at full-time on Saturday.
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However, in the likely scenario that does not happen and City do manage to recover and win both games, they will have to win their next two to ensure they get their hands on the trophy.
Following the Merseyside derby in a week’s time, Liverpool then host Crystal Palace on the Saturday.
And a home win against the Eagles will ensure they are Premier League champions for the first time in their history.
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That will see them become the earliest title winners by some margin, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s United side in the 2000/01 campaign the current record holders having picked up the trophy on 14 April, five matches before the end of the season.
Were Liverpool to drop points against either Everton or Palace, they face City on April 5 for the perfect chance to rub their rivals’ noses in it and claim the title.
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- Premier League
- Liverpool FC
- Manchester United FC
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