Liverpool are tantalisingly close to lifting the biggest prize in domestic football and the one trophy that has eluded them for the past three decades. The Reds have a gargantuan gap at the summit of the Premier League by a 25-point margin to nearest rivals Manchester City.
The reigning champions do have a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp’s side, but they certainly have an uphill battle if they want to retain the title for a third successive season. Not only do City have the 25-point gap to plug, but they also face a tougher test than normal when they meet Arsenal on 17th June.
The Gunners' patchy season so far has forced the arrival of the City boss' protege Mikel Arteta at the helm and they have shown glimpses of what they can achieve. Now, a defeat for Pep Guardiola’s Citizens will all but put the final nail in the coffin for their title defence, and leave the door wide open for Liverpool.
As for the Reds, should City slip to defeat, they will need just one more win to lift the title – and what better way for them to end their drought of a league than at the hands of their local and bitter rivals Everton.
We take a look at the unrealistic, realistic and ideal scenarios for Jurgen Klopp's men clinching the title and analyse whether Guardiola is still in with a shout.