The one thing that gives Liverpool hope in the title race

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Liverpool will be looking to their neighbours Everton to take points off Manchester City at Goodison Park next weekend.

Liverpool supporters will be feeling down today after their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea yesterday means the destiny of the title is no longer in their own hands going into May. However, all is not lost for the Reds.

Manchester City have three games remaining compared to Liverpool’s two, and currently sit three points behind the Reds with a superior goal difference. The upcoming weekend is a big hurdle for City to clear as they travel to Merseyside to take on Everton.

City’s record at Goodison Park is pretty woeful having only won once there in the Premier League era in 2009. With the title race so close, City need to end that hoodoo to take a giant stride towards their second title in three years.

On each of their last four visits to Goodison Park it has been Everton who have been the victors. Since the turn of the Millennium, City have visited Everton on 12 occasions and have left empty handed eight times. The Toffees’ neighbours across Stanley Park would be very grateful for any sort of gift that comes their way with two games to go – as Everton could have a big say in helping Liverpool end their 24 year wait for the league title.

Liverpool fans wouldn't mind seeing either a draw or a home victory when Everton and City lock horns next weekend, whilst Everton may still have a chance of securing a Champions League spot.

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