Can Liverpool win the League after a 2-1 win over Southampton?

With Manchester City still ahead of Liverpool in the title race, can the Reds find a way to win the Premier League this season? Here are the possible scenarios that can favour the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp has already won the FA Cup and the League Cup with Liverpool this season and is eyeing a historic quadruple with the Premier League and the Champions League title up for grabs this month.   -  REUTERS

Manchester City's 2-2 draw against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday has given hopes for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to chase the table topper in the race for the Premier League.

The current Premier League table has City on top with 90 points from 37 matches while Liverpool is four points behind with one game in hand.

The Reds, after winning the FA Cup, returns to the Premier League with its next match against Southampton on Tuesday/Wednesday (as per IST).

Can Liverpool still win the league?

Yes. Manchester City's final Premier League match will be against Aston Villa, which last beat City on September 28, 2013.

If Aston Villa can repeat such a result, or even draw against Pep Guardiola's side, Liverpool will have a numerical chance of winning the league. The onus to stop City in its tracks, now lays in the hands of another Liverpool legend -- Steven Gerrard.

 

In case both teams end up with equal points at the end of 38 league games, Liverpool will have to have a higher goal difference than City. For now, City's goal difference is seven more than the Reds -- something Klopp's side will need to nullify in that case.

Can Liverpool win the Premier League? by Neeladri Bhattacharjee
 

In case both teams end up with same head-to-head record and the same goal difference, a Premier League play-off will be played to decide the title winner of the 2021-22 season.

If Manchester City manages to win from here, it will be the fourth Premier League title for Guardiola's City in five years.

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However, if Liverpool can turn tables and manage to secure a league title now, it will not only be its second Premier League title under Klopp, but it will also keep its hopes for a historic quadruple alive.

Having won the League Cup and FA Cup title this season, it is also in the race for its seventh Champions League/European Cup, scheduled to take place in Paris on May 28 against Real Madrid.

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