It’s becoming inevitable Liverpool will claim their first title in 30 years, but when exactly will it happen? And can they secure it at the home of a rival?
Here, we do the maths on the possibilities, how they can win the title at rivals Everton or Manchester City, and what records they could break along the way…
What if Liverpool and Manchester City keep winning?
Liverpool need 12 points from their remaining 11 games to secure the Premier League title – that’s four wins.
So if both Liverpool and City keep winning from this point, Liverpool’s fourth win, as the current schedule goes, would be at Anfield against Crystal Palace on Saturday, March 21, live on Sky Sports.
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You say ‘as the current schedule goes’…
There could be some fixture confusion if Liverpool keep winning on all fronts.
If Liverpool make it to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup by beating Chelsea in the fifth round, their home match with Crystal Palace on March 21 will be moved.
City’s Premier League game at Chelsea on March 21 will also be moved if they win at Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round (played week commencing March 2), while their home game with Arsenal (changed for Carabao Cup final) is still to be re-arranged.
It’s hard to see both of these games being moved before City vs Liverpool game on the weekend of April 4, with an international break straight after the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Therefore, the fourth game – if Liverpool and City keep winning – could be against Manchester City at the Etihad on the weekend of April 4.
Fixtures could also change with FA Cup semi-finals scheduled for the weekend of April 18.
Liverpool’s remaining PL fixtures
But what if Liverpool keep winning and City don’t?
Not an impossibility, given City’s run of fixtures before the weekend of April 4 includes Manchester United (away).
City’s fixtures before playing Liverpool
The very earliest Liverpool could win the title is at Goodison Park against Everton on Monday, March 16, live on Sky Sports.. However that would mean Liverpool winning all of their matches and City slipping up at Manchester United, which is also live on Sky Sports.
At that point, Liverpool would have eight games remaining, smashing the record for most games remaining when a title has been secured (five – United 2000/01 and City 2017/18). United also hold the record for the earliest title-winning date – April 14 in the 2000/01 season.
If Liverpool did secure the title at Goodison, it would be only the second time a team have secured the Premier League title at the home of their local rivals, after Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane in 2004.
Wait, all of this depends on Liverpool winning every game. What if they slip up a couple times?
We are going with current form, so you cannot blame us. But of course, it would take an incredible effort for Liverpool to keep winning, and they would be smashing records along the way.
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