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It’s going down to the wire

This season’s Premier League title race is as exciting as its ever been, with Liverpool and Man City once again going head-to-head for glory.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have done amazingly to close the gap on City. They were 14 points behind in January but nine straight wins have silenced the critics.

After throwing away a 2-0 lead at Chelsea in the New Year it looked like the title would be Pep’s for another year. However, the Reds have shown grit and determination to claw their way back. City meanwhile have started to feel the pressure and slipped up, drawing at Southampton at the end of January and losing at home to Tottenham last month – a result that threw the title race wide open.

Liverpool have capitalised, piled on the pressure and look determined to win the Premier League once again.

Some are likening the season to the hare and tortoise fable but it is much more like Lewis Hamilton v Max Verstappen in Formula 1 last season. Just like the two drivers going head-to-head for the title in Abu Dhabi, Man City and Liverpool will face off at the Etihad on 10th April. With both clubs consistently winning games, the result of these 90 minutes of football could determine what colour the ribbons will be on the Premier League trophy this season.

Victory for Liverpool could seal a triumphant season. Having already won the League Cup, the Reds could be lifting the FA Cup at Wembley on 14 May, lifting the Premier League trophy at Anfield after the Wolves game on 22 May then lifting the Champions League trophy in Paris on 28th May. What a fortnight that would be!

Adam Bryant

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