Liverpool-Man City fixtures for the remaining seven Premier League matches compared in title race after 2-2 draw at the Etihad
After a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Manchester City and Liverpool are separated by just one point with seven games remaining.
Manchester City and Liverpool refused to blink throughout Sunday’s match at the Etihad Stadium, indicating that the Premier League title race is set to go down to the wire.
With seven games remaining, the gap between the two teams is still just one point, implying that maximum points for Pep Guardiola’s side would secure the title.
Liverpool-Man City fixtures
The rivals remain in the FA Cup, where they are due to face off in the semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.
First, up for City is a home meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion – a game Guardiola will know not to consider a done deal.
After that, it’s three of the teams in the relegation picture.
City will be happy to have seen Leeds and Newcastle win over the weekend, ensuring the pair won’t be quite as desperate for points, but Watford – who travel to the Etihad on April 23 – are very much fighting for their lives.
On the final day, meanwhile, City are back at home with a game against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. Surely Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho couldn’t get revenge for narrowly losing the title to the Manchester club in 2014.
While Liverpool remain very much in touch after Sunday’s draw, their next Premier League is one of their tougher tests on paper.
Manchester United might have lost the reverse fixture 5-0, and they might only have one win in their last five, but there’s enough quality in their squad to cause problems – not to mention the motivation of denting the Reds’ title bid.
A trip to face Newcastle follows on April 30, with Champions League chasers Tottenham at Anfield seven days later.
Maximum points from those four games might leave Liverpool feeling they’ve done the hard work, but it won’t be over until it’s over.
Liverpool have a game against Villa to come, ensuring the mid-table side could have a huge bearing on the destination of the trophy.
Southampton away on May 15 is another which could go one of two ways.
The final day of the season sees Liverpool back at home, and they’ll hope to win the title in front of their own fans after the behind-closed-doors triumph of 2020.
Opponents Wolves kept the Reds at bay until the 94th minute when they met in December, and a similar level of tension on May 22 might be too much to bear.
Liverpool have four home games and three on the road, as do City, and this could be a bigger deal for the Reds (unbeaten at Anfield) than their rivals (more points away than at home).
Liverpool’s opponents have an average position of 11th in the table, with the highest in fourth and the lowest in 17th.
City’s has an average position of 12th, with the highest in sixth and the lowest down in 19th.
Liverpool can win all seven and it still might not be enough.
Manchester City fixtures: Brighton (h), Watford (h), Leeds (a), Newcastle (h), West Ham (a), Aston Villa (h), Wolves (a; date tbc)
Liverpool fixtures: Manchester United (h), Everton (h), Newcastle (a), Tottenham (h), Aston Villa (a), Southampton (a), Wolves (h).