Liverpool are relying on Chelsea if they are to win the title this week
Liverpool are still within touching distance of a first top-flight title in 30 years but when could they actually be crowned champions?
Manchester City kicked off with a 3-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday, before Jurgen Klopp’s side had to settle for a point in Sunday’s goalless Merseyside derby before bouncing back with a thumping 4-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace.
Liverpool still need two points to secure the title thanks to their Palace win.
But Man City’s win over Burnley means Liverpool, the runaway Premier League table leaders, need Chelsea to do them a favour and earn at least a point against City on Thursday to be crowned champions.
Could we be set for Etihad coronation?
If City don’t win at Chelsea, then it’s all over and Liverpool will be crowned champions.
But if they do, we’re in for a head-to-head showdown when Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Thursday, July 2 live on Sky Sports Premier League.
In that scenario, Liverpool would need just a point against City at the Etihad to win the league.
And what if City were to beat Liverpool?
If Liverpool were to then lose at City then they could finally lift the championship with a victory at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, July 5. Were Liverpool to only draw then they could still win the title if City failed to beat Southampton.
Upcoming Liverpool fixtures
Thurs July 2: Man City vs Liverpool – Kick-off: 8.15pm; live on Sky Sports
Sun July 5: Liverpool vs Aston Villa – Kick-off: 4.30pm; live on Sky Sports
Weds July 8: Brighton vs Liverpool – Kick-off: 8.15pm; live on Sky Sports
Sat July 11: Liverpool vs Burnley – Kick-off: 3pm