In fact, the Reds could be less than a week away from winning their first top flight title in 30 years and could even be crowned champions without kicking a ball.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay gave United a 2-0 win in the Manchester derby and it means Liverpool only have to win two more games to claim their 19th top flight crown.
Liverpool are now just two victories away from being crowned Premier League champions
Jurgen Klopp’s side could even win the title in just five days’ time without kicking a ball
How the Premier League table looked at the end of the weekend with Liverpool well clear
LIVERPOOL’S ROUTE TO THE TITLE
If Man City win next two games…
Liverpool will be crowned champions if they beat Everton and Crystal Palace
If Man City win one of next two games…
Liverpool will be champions if they win at Everton
If Man City lose next two games…
Liverpool will be champions
Yet the Merseyside outfit could be crowned champions without kicking a ball in the next week, with City playing twice before the Reds are back in domestic action.
City have a game in hand to play mid-week when they host Arsenal on Wednesday, a game that had to be rearranged following the Carabao Cup final last weekend when City triumphed over Aston Villa.
The current Premier League champions then play again on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium when they host Burnley.
Should they lose both games, that will hand the Premier League title to Liverpool.
Manchester United defeated Liverpool’s closest challengers Manchester City on Sunday
City play twice before Liverpool play again and will hand the title to the Reds if they lose both
Season at a glance
- Premier League
- Premier League
- League One
- League Two
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish Div 1
- Scottish Div 2
- Scottish Div 3
- Ligue 1
- Serie A
- La Liga
However if City only win one of those encounters, then Liverpool have the chance to travel to bitter local rivals Everton and win the title at Goodison Park on the following Monday – their next Premier League game.
In the event City pick up maximum points at home in both encounters, Liverpool can claim their first Premier League crown as early as March 21 by winning their next two games.
That would include winning at Everton before hosting Crystal Palace for what looks set to be a historic Saturday evening at Anfield.
Liverpool ended a run of three defeats in four with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday, but attention turns towards Europe before they can focus on the Premier League again.
Klopp’s team host Atletico Madrid in a Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday, as they look to overturn a 1-0 loss in the first leg.
One win for City in their next two games would leave Liverpool in a position to win the Premier Leagut title at bitter rivals Everton on March 16 in a Monday night clash