We’re here! It’s all come down to this! Game week 38, after one of the most exhilarating title races we have ever seen, with 2 teams breaking the 90-point mark.
So far, the lead at the top of the table has changed hands 32 times. Whoever misses out could be the best 2nd place finish of all time. Both sides have been exceptional in the run in with both going unbeaten in their last 10 games.
These are two sides chasing history going into the final day. City on a quest to be the first team to retain the title in 11 seasons and Liverpool hoping for their first league title in 29 years.
With City only 1 point clear going into the final day, it is a MUST win game for the Citizens as they travel to 17th placed Brighton on Sunday.
The Reds, on the other hand, are up against giant killers Wolves. Under the astute guidance of Premier League coach of the year nominee Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves have been phenomenal in the Premier League and showed the world that not only do they belong in the Premier League but are one of the best sides in the division.
The Wanderers have taken points from every top 6 side except Sunday’s opponents, Liverpool. Taking points from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea Manchester City and Spurs and also knocking Liverpool out of the FA cup. Although Liverpool go into this game as favourites, nothing can be taken for granted, this will in the park.
Liverpool come into this game on a high, off the back of arguably the most dramatic comeback in football history, coming back from a 3-goal deficit to Lionel Messi’s Barcelona to book a place in their second Champions League final in just 2 years.
These reminders that anything is possible in The Beautiful Game would have filled Liverpool fans with optimism and The Citizens with added anxiety as anything other than a win could see Liverpool grab that elusive Premier League title.
Will City fall at the final hurdle or will Liverpool have to wait some more to be crowned champions of England again?
By Mosope Afolabi
Photo credit: Fox Sports Asia, Telegraph, The Week