Here Is How Liverpool Can Win The Premier League Earlier Than Expected
March. 09, 2020
It still feels inevitable Liverpool that will claim their first title in 30 years, but the shock defeat to Watford could change the timings involved. When exactly will it happen now? Are Liverpool likely to secure it at the home of a rival?
Here, we do the maths on the possibilities, how they can win the title against rivals Everton or Manchester City, and what records they could still break.
Technically, Liverpool can now win the title before they next set foot on a Premier League pitch, which seems strange as they still, as it stands, need six points to guarantee their first league trophy in 30 years.
City's Premier League game with Arsenal on Wednesday means the defending champions have two more games before Liverpool head to face Everton in the Merseyside derby on March 16.
As a result, Liverpool can still clinch the title at Goodison Park, although it is an unlikely scenario. City are currently on 57 points, and would have just 24 to play for were they to lose both of their games before Liverpool head across Stanley Park.
Were Liverpool to beat Bournemouth and City lose one and drop points in the other of those games at home to Arsenal and Burnley, Klopp's men would secure the title with a win at Goodison.
At that point, Liverpool would have eight games remaining, smashing the record for most games remaining when a title has been secured (five - United 2000/01 and City 2017/18). United also hold the record for the earliest title-winning date - April 14 in the 2000/01 season.
If Liverpool did secure the title at Goodison, it would be only the second time a team have secured the Premier League title at the home of their local rivals, after Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane in 2004.