Can Everton do Liverpool a HUGE favour in title race? Howard responds

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Everton shot-stopper believes club are still in race for fourth place and demands points from Manchester City, inadvertently aiding Liverpool's title quest.

Liverpool's ambition of bringing an overdue Premier League title back to Anfield was taken out of their hands on Sunday, April 27 after their 2-0 loss to Chelsea means that, should Manchester City triumph in their remaining fixtures, then the domestic crown will end up at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool's local rivals Everton are next up for City and the Goodison Park lot have their own designs on closing the season strongly so that they can give themselves the best chance of finishing within the top four and secure a route into the qualification stages of the Champions League next term.

Everton take on City on Saturday, May 3 at 17:30 and if Roberto Martinez's men are able to take points off of City then the title pendulum could swing back in the Reds' favour.

Considering the way the playing staff at Everton are feeling, they will do all they can to not only take points but actually defeat City and so would inadvertently be doing their neighbours a massive favour in the Premier League title race.

"We still have a chance mathematically [of finishing fourth] so therefore it is not the end," goalkeeper Tim Howard is quoted to have said by Sky Sports. "There are still six points remaining, if we win and Arsenal drop points we are in the Champions League."

He continued: "We are trying with every bone in our body but that is part of being at the top, part of the pressure that professional athletes thrive on, and it has not been a problem. We are a top team and dropped points but Arsenal can drop points as well. We have been putting in brilliant performances all season so will expect a good display next week [against City]."

Arsenal could open the gap between themselves in fourth and Everton in fifth to four points should the Gunners shoot down and beat Newcastle United this evening.

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