Liverpool win, EPL title race goes downhill: Last week’s situation

The race for the Premier League title is on the line and, remarkably, an unprecedented quadruple for Liverpool is still going on.

Tired and injured after Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea, Liverpool took to the field in the second-choice line-up against Southampton and showed great mentality to come from behind to win 2-1 on Tuesday.

It left Jurgen Klopp’s side one point behind Manchester City to advance to the final round of a thrilling league campaign. It’s Sunday, when Liverpool manages City host Aston Villa – Liverpool great Steven Gerrard at the same time as Wolverhampton’s home.

“No matter what happens this season, we are proud of ourselves,” said Liverpool midfielder James Milner.

“All we can do is take it to the last game and we did it.”

City remain the favorites to win their sixth league title in 11 seasons, but Liverpool have played their part with the defending champions.

In fact, with the Reds taking each competition to the final this season, the Champions League finalist against Real Madrid on 28 May could still come. They have already won both domestic cups in one season over the ages.

Joel Matip made his last return for Liverpool in the 7th minute, heading for the winning goal in the 7th minute at St. Mary’s Stadium.

The club’s side also fell behind in their previous two league games, with a 2-1 win over Villa and a 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

“We’re moving on,” Klopp said.

“We never give up. That’s how it is.”

The game came just three days after Liverpool won a penalty shootout against Chelsea. Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dyke were injured at Wembley Stadium and did not travel to Southampton. Andrew Robertson and Luis Diaz Fabinho were already injured as unused alternatives.

Despite several changes, Liverpool dominated a passive Saints team that had nothing left to play this season but still fell behind in the 13th minute when Nathan Redmond’s shot deviated from Milner and went into a far corner.

The Liverpool players kept their composure and responded 14 minutes later when Diego Jota threw the ball to Takumi Minamino, who showed quick footing before firing a rising shot inside the post near Alex McCarthy.

Liverpool camped halfway through Southampton for the rest of the match. The atmosphere started to get exciting when the Reds were given a gift which proved to be the winning goal.

A Kostas Tsimikas corner kicked Mohamed Illunusi and then Kyle Walker-Peters from the head, hitting Matip’s forehead and rebounding into the far corner after McCarthy’s frustrating dive.

At one point in January, Liverpool were 14 points behind City and with 90 minutes left in the game, the title is still within reach. And Gerard, who has never won a league with Liverpool as a player, could still play a decisive role in helping his former team win this time around.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said: “If we knew it was going to be the last match we would take it.

“Hopefully Stevie and Villa will benefit us.”

The status of the English Premier League game

Location Team Points Games played The goal difference
1. City of people 90 37 +72
2. Liverpool 69 37 +66
3. Chelsea 70 36 +42


Monday, May 22nd

Liverpool vs Wolves – 1 AEST

Manchester City vs Aston Villa – 1 AEST

Liverpool won the title with points

  • Liverpool win vs. Wolves And Man City draw or rate vs. Aston Villa

Liverpool won the title by a goal difference in the tiebreaker

  • Liverpool draw vs. wolves And Man City rate vs Aston Villa 6+ goals [Liverpool win title on goal difference]

Liverpool won the title with a goal in the tiebreaker

  • Liverpool draw vs. wolves And Man City rate vs Aston Villa 6 goals And Liverpool have scored 5+ more goals in their draw than Man City [Liverpool win title on goals scored]

In the unlikely event that both teams finish points, goal difference and goal score, a game will be played off to determine the title.


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