The Premier League title race, which looked like a foregone conclusion in mid-January has come alive, with Liverpool only one point behind the leaders, Manchester City.
Liverpool’s nine wins in a row in the Premier League have changed the landscape of the points table. Manchester City looked relentless after their win against Chelsea in January, but post that, Pep Guardiola’s men have drawn two matches and also lost a crucial game against Tottenham Hotspur. This has put Liverpool in touching distance of the table toppers.
Liverpool beat Arsenal 0-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. A win against a tougher opponent away from home would give Jurgen Klopp’s men, a boost of confidence.
Diogo Jota’s individual dribbling goal and a touch of class from Firmino (assisted by Robertson) ensured a 0-2 win for Liverpool against Arsenal at the Gunners’ home-ground.
This means that now there are nine games remaining for both Manchester City and Liverpool, and with form on Jurgen Klopp’s side, it cannot get tougher to guess a winner.
Premier League Table – March 17, 2022
Klopp in January had said, “If you are with us, you will enjoy the ride and we will go for everything. We are ready to go as much as we can.”
He has lived up to it!
Matches Remaining, Liverpool: Watford, Man City, Aston Villa, Man United, Everton, Newcastle, Southampton, Tottenham, Wolves.
Matches Remaining, Manchester City: Southampton, Burnely, Liverpool, Wolves, Brighton, Warford, Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham, Aston Villa.