Could Liverpool be relying on their neighbours to help deliver the title?

Roberto Martinez

There was no favour coming from Manchester United for Liverpool, but could there be one coming from Everton?

If Liverpool are to end their 24-year wait to lift a top flight crown, they are going to need a favour from somewhere.

If they win all their games, Liverpool are guaranteed to finish above Chelsea with the Blues visiting Anfield on April 27th but they need a favour from another side somewhere to finish above Manchester City.

City’s run-in is a tricky one, as they visit Arsenal at the weekend, and make the trip to Anfield on April 13th to take on Liverpool.

Even a Liverpool win that day may not put the destiny of the Premier League in the hands of the Reds, but there is a fixture at the beginning of May that has caught the eye, when City travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

It’s a ground that hasn’t been too kind to Manchester City over the years, having lost to the Toffees on each of their last four visits to Goodison. There is the added factor that Everton could still be in with a chance of qualifying for the Champions League as they are currently six points behind fourth placed Arsenal with a game in hand.

An away trip to Everton isn't the easiest trip at the best of times, never mind when they have the prospect of qualifying for the Champions League.

Liverpool were hoping that fierce rivals Manchester United could do them a favour against City in the week. but they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the title favourites.

So instead of their fierce rivals, will it be their neighbours that have a massive hand in bringing the title back to Merseyside?

It’s another aspect of this title race that makes it so intriguing to watch.

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