Following Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea last weekend, Manchester City know that three victories from their remaining three matches will see them become Premier League champions for the second time in three years.
Manchester City complete their season's fixtures with two winnable home games against Aston Villa and West Ham United, but ahead of these games they head to Merseyside to take on Liverpool’s city-rivals Everton.
Everton have enjoyed a strong campaign in manager Roberto Martinez’s debut season at Goodison Park, and with two games remaining Everton still hold faint hopes of achieving fourth spot in the Premier League, and thus grabbing the final Champion's League place ahead of Arsenal.
Most neutrals will be rooting for Everton this Saturday in order to prolong the drama in yet another dramatic Premier League season, the Liverpool squad with so much at stake from the encounter will also be firmly in Everton's corner, as they attempt to bring their first Premier League title back to Anfield.
Liverpool need Everton to avoid defeat on Saturday, and Liverpool's Spanish left-back Jose Enrique has taken to Twitter to show his support ahead of the clash.
good night everyone. Can't wait for tomorrow's game Everton against city. We are all with you Everton. Hope you beat city tomorrow— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) Mayo 2, 2014
Dropping points at Everton will mean that Manchester City will have handed the title initiative back to Liverpool with eight days of the season remaining.
Liverpool travel to mid-table Crystal Palace on Monday, before finishing off the season against an out-of-sorts Newcastle United at Anfield.