Liverpool have not won gold in England’s top flight for almost thirty years, with their last title winning season coming in 1989-1990. Since then, they have taken home the Champions League trophy, UEFA Cup and other domestic silverware, yet none of those mean anywhere near as much to Reds supporters compared to the Premier League title.
This Sunday, Jurgen Klopp will send the eleven players he feels can beat Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea at Anfield, something they have not achieved since May of 2012. This is an fixture not many Liverpool fans possess fond memories of, with Jose Mourinho’s celebration on the touchline in 2014 still fresh in the minds of all those associated with the club.
Manchester City have a game in hand over Liverpool and will take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park prior to this encounter. The result from that meeting will no doubt add pressure on the current league leaders, regardless of the outcome.
Should Liverpool earn three points on the day, it has the potential to hand them a five point lead over City, a situation which would put the title back in their hands with only four matches remaining.