The league leaders take on only one of their top-six rivals during The Run In as they look to overcome Manchester City in their pursuit for Premier League glory. But that comes in the shape of a revitalised Chelsea, buoyed from back-to-back wins and the long-awaited introduction of Callum Hudson-Odoi from the start, with England’s latest emerging talent named in both of Maurizio Sarri’s last two Premier League line-ups.
The Reds moved back top of the tree with a 3-1 win at Southampton last weekend, albeit after playing a game more than City, and Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher’s assessment of the title race predicted it would go down to the wire – but who did they back to lift the trophy?
This time, it’s Liverpool trying to end a nearly three-decade-long title drought (since 1989-90), while Chelsea is hoping to avoid missing out on the Champions League again. The last time Chelsea failed to qualify for the top European competition in consecutive seasons was in 2001-02.
Regardless of the outcome, neither the title race nor the top-four race will be over. But these are mighty precious three points up for grabs and a great chance for someone to turn themselves into a hero.