Liverpool's toughest fixtures left amid Man City and Arsenal Premier League title battle

Liverpool sit where every team in the Premier League dreams of being with 14 matches of the season left to play, but it looks as if the title race is going to go down to the wire.

The Reds are in a battle with Arsenal and reigning Champions Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s side have the points advantage but Man City do have the chance to overturn that with a game in hand.

The likes of Tottenham and Aston Villa in fourth and fifth have also been tipped as possible challengers earlier in the season, but there is a gap between the top three and the duo. Focus will therefore be more on the three-way battle.

Liverpool could have some extra motivation with the news that Klopp will be leaving the club at the end of the season. The German led the club to their only Premier League title in 2020.

Like any Premier League campaign, there will be twists and turns to come between now and the end of the season. With that in mind, the Liverpool Echo have taken a look at three of the biggest tests lying in front of the Reds over the next couple of months.

Man City (H) 10 March
The trip to the Etihad is a game that could have a big say as to where the Premier League title could end up at the end of the season. At the time of writing, just two points are separating the two teams but Man City do have a game in hand over the Reds at the top of the table.

The clash between Liverpool and Man City has always carried jeopardy in recent seasons and has proven to be an entertaining one for the neutrals. The reverse fixture back in November saw Trent Alexander-Arnold score in the 80th minute to earn a draw for Liverpool.

Everton (A) 17 March
All three teams in the title race still do face a derby before the end of the season. For Liverpool, it’s a short trip to Goodison Park.

Like any derby, the form book usually goes out of the window as the two teams battle for bragging rights. On paper, with Everton toward the bottom of the league, it should be an easy game for Liverpool, but it may not be that straightforward.

The Reds do have a recent good record against the Toffees and are unbeaten in the last five meetings between the two sides. They will be looking to continue that when they meet again in March.

Man United (A) 6 April
Another grudge match for Liverpool comes under a month after the game against Everton as they travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. The clash has been the bearer of some classic matches in the Premier League.

Man United’s recent good form has seen them reignite their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League at the end of the season, meaning that there could be something big leaning on the match for Erik ten Hag’s side, too. They currently sit in sixth, six points behind Spurs in fourth.

The reverse fixture at Anfield finished in a 0-0 draw with Diogo Dalot shown a late red card. That match saw Liverpool record 34 shots to Man United’s six.


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