West Ham midfielder aiming to do Liverpool a title-winning favour

Kevin Nolan

West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan is looking to help his boyhood club Liverpool take their first title in 24 years.

West Ham united midfielder Kevin Nolan is looking to do Liverpool a title-winning favour on Sunday, by ensuring his side beat Manchester City at the Etihad.

Nolan is a boyhood Liverpool fan and originates from Merseyside, and he is looking to help the Reds win their first title in 24 years as the Premier League season comes to its climax this weekend.

Liverpool trail Manchester City by two points heading into the final round of fixtures, and are hoping that City will crack under the pressure when they take on West Ham. Victory for Liverpool and a defeat for City would see the title head to Anfield, but any other result for the Blue half of Manchester would ensure they claim back the Premier League crown.

Liverpool could in theory win the title if City were to draw with West Ham, but would need to beat Newcastle by a record-margin of 14 goals due to their inferior goal-difference.

But West Ham’s Nolan is hoping he can do many of his friends and family a favour this weekend, and play a part in triumph of Liverpool at Manchester City’s expense.

"I've had lots of texts this week and more messages from Liverpool fans than ever before," Nolan said in the Telegraph.

"My brother is on Twitter and he's had lots of messages this week saying, 'If he could do us a favour, it would be great' and, 'We'll give him this' and, 'We'll give him that'.

"It's great to see Liverpool doing well. We've got a few boys who were there last year and still have friends there, and obviously with my affinity with Liverpool, it would be a nice way to finish off the season."

"We got a real tonking off them in the semi-finals of the League Cup and we want to get a little bit of our own back. What better way to do it than in the last game of the season by stopping them winning the league?"

In what has been a staggering Premier League title race that has seen the lead change more than 20 times, Liverpool will be hoping for one last twist in an unforgettable season. Nolan may yet have a say, albeit indirectly, in delivering a long-awaited league title to his boyhood club.

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