Just like in 2018/19, the 2021/22 Premier League title race will go down to the final game of the season.
Liverpool moved just one solitary point behind table-toppers Manchester City on Tuesday night thanks to a 2-1 comeback victory over Southampton.
Jurgen Klopp’s much-changed side fell 1-0 behind early doors through a deflected strike by Nathan Redmond.
Liverpool fans will have been nervous as anything when that goal went in, but their team kept calm and the scores were level before the break.
Takumi Minamino – who spent last season on loan at Southampton – netted a brilliant equaliser on his first Premier League start of the year.
A freak goal from Joel Matip in the 67th minute of proceedings was enough to hand Liverpool three precious points.
Video: Matip’s winner vs Southampton
😵💥 𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗣 💥😵
It’s a bizarre goal to say the least, but 𝗛𝗨𝗚𝗘 nonetheless from Joel Matip!!#SOULIV pic.twitter.com/T29IwBcicd
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 17, 2022
The Reds will now be praying that Steven Gerrard‘s Aston Villa side can do them a massive favour on the final day, so long as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
However, it’s very unlikely that Villa will be able to shock City, especially at the Etihad Stadium.
The reality is that Pep Guardiola’s side are simply way too good for most, something Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is certainly aware of.
After the victory over Southampton, he was asked whether the squad watch City games and his response was telling.
Video: Henderson’s response when asked about watching City games
🗣 “The way they play, It’s never nice to watch. So I just put the kids channels on.” 😅
Jordan Henderson is asked if anyone in the Liverpool squad watches Manchester City games pic.twitter.com/3IexWk9FdK
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 17, 2022
Henderson said: “I don’t watch Man City, a few of the lads do, the way they play, it’s never nice to watch so I put the kids channel on, it’s better to watch.”
Fair play, Jordan.
Henderson certainly wasn’t trying to make out City were boring to watch, more that they’re so dominant against pretty much everyone in the division.
After all, watching the team you’re trying so desperately to catch have over 70% possession and create a plethora of goalscoring chances cannot be overly fun, can it?
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