Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League are slim. Not only do they need to win against Newcastle United on Sunday, but they also have to hope that West Ham United get the better of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Possible, but improbable.
However, with the Reds still mathematically in with a chance of clinching their first championship since 1990, teenager Raheem Sterling has refused to give up. The 19-year-old, who has been a revelation this season and is in real contention of playing for England at the World Cup, insists that he and his teammates will give their all on the final day of the season.
‘It's been a great campaign, not just for the players but the fans and everyone involved in the club’, he told Liverpool’s official website. ‘It's a great credit to everyone involved in the club and everyone behind the scenes... There's great belief amongst the fans and great belief within the group. We didn't get the win on Monday [against Crystal Palace], which we were disappointed with, but we'll definitely go again and fight to the end’.
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool react to their heartbreak against Palace. The Merseyside outfit were 3-0 up after 55 minutes at Selhurst Park, but conceded three goals in the space of just 10 minutes late on to settle for a 3-3 draw.
It felt more a like a defeat than a draw for Brendan Rodgers’ side, as captain Steven Gerrard and striker Luis Suarez looked distraught after the match.
This season’s Premier League title race has been one of the most engaging in history and has witnessed several twists and turns. Could there be one more? Liverpool fans will certainly hope so.