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The final day of the premier league season is here and we have it all to do on three fronts. The title race isn’t done but it’s firmly in City’s hands, the top four race can still swing wildly but can Norwich beat Spurs? Down the ladder, Burnley only need to match Leeds’ result but is it impossible?
Let’s talk about the title race, shall we? Manchester City and Liverpool have both been at each other’s throat from the start of the season, stalemates on both grounds in the league and only one point separate them on the log but City has the goals advantage.
What can go wrong for City?
Not so much can go wrong for the champions to be honest. Aston Villa lie in wait and except they lose or draw, everything will still be fine and the blue ribbons will adorn the premier league trophy yet again, for the fourth time in five years.
It might interest you that the only time the Cityzens haven’t won the league title, it went to Liverpool and they can still hope for a miracle but are they aware that Villa will get a whooping 25m GBP if Jack Grealish wins the title with City?
What can Liverpool hope on?
Football is crazy and we’ve seen unbelievable swings year in year out. Manchester City won the title with just seconds remaining in 2012 when Sergio Aguero blitzed through the QPR defense to fire home what has since become an iconic goal, Villa can do the damage at Villa Park.
Liverpool however must do their own business first. Wolves will not come to Anfield to lie easy and be beaten; Jurgen Klopp and everyone on the bench will have their mobile phones nearby to find out about the situation of things at Villa Park, the players will hear it through the cheers and jeers of the crowd, it would be a surreal evening.
Liverpool can only win to stand a chance of landing the title. If Liverpool plays out a draw and City loses, the goals advantage on City’s side will take the trophy to Manchester, of course except City loses by more than six goals, that is never happening.
City can lose the title if they draw and Liverpool wins, improbable but not impossible. We’ll have a thrilling finale on the title front. Villa will be playing at home for the last time this season and they will also be hoping for a strong finish that could land them in top ten, but everyone above them must also lose.
Wolves have endured a torrid past two months, they went from being a top six contender to fighting for their place in top ten, no chance of entering Europe anymore but they can finish strongly at Anfield and hope for a better showing next season.
Liverpool will have one eye on the champions league final. The fitness of Mohammed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk can still not be ascertained but Klopp said they’re fine and no one would be surprised if they don’t feature. City will go hard on Villa with everything in their armor. Let’s enjoy the finale.
Verdict: Liverpool to beat WolvesVerdict: Manchester City to land the title with a win at