Liverpool edged a little closer to the Premier League title last night following Manchester City’s 2-2 draw at home to Gus Poyet’s Sunderland.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have stormed to the top of the Premier League table following a fabulous run since the turn of the year.
Last Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City meant the title was firmly in Liverpool’s hands going into their four remaining games, and they will have been rooting for the Black Cats during City's key game in hand.
Manchester City’s failure to beat basement-club Sunderland relieves the pressure off Liverpool slightly, and the Reds now know that three wins and one draw from the remaining four games will guarantee them their first Premier League title in 24 years.
After the match, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet spoke of the importance the result has on both ends of the table, and took comfort in the fact that compatriot Luis Suarez will have enjoyed the outcome.
Poyet was quoted by journalist Henry Winter as saying:
Poyet: "I am sure Luis Suarez is going to be happy tonight. One team less.'— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) abril 16, 2014
Luis Suarez has been phenomenal this season, scoring 29 Premier League goals and assisting a further 12 in just 29 starts – contributing to a goal on average every 67 minutes.
With a shoe firmly in for the Player of the Year award, a Premier League title and a solid World Cup would top off a dream season for Liverpool’s iconic striker.