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What is needed for Liverpool to make history

11 May 2019

We look at the permutations for the Reds to win their first PL title and for Arsenal to finish fourth

With a point separating them from Manchester City, Liverpool's hopes of becoming the first team in Premier League history to come from behind on the final day and claim the Trophy rest upon the champions' 13-match winning run coming to and end at Brighton & Hove Albion and for them to claim victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The top two

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MCI 38 +72 98
2 LIV 38 +67 97

But there is a way for the Reds to win the title with only a draw at Anfield, albeit it is an unlikely scenario. 

A draw would send Liverpool above City if Brighton handed Pep Guardiola's side a five-goal defeat.

Not only would that outcome be the Spaniard's worst-ever Premier League defeat, it would also be Brighton's biggest win in the competition. So the chances of this are slim.

A four-goal defeat of City by Brighton would be enough only if Liverpool and Wolves replicated the 5-5 draw that West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United played out on the final day of 2012/13.

Title playoff?

For fans who don't want the season to end and would like a title playoff between City and Liverpool, where their final points, goals conceded and goals scored are identical, this would only happen if Brighton won 4-0 and Liverpool and Wolves shared a 4-4 draw.

Top-four race

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
4 TOT 38 +28 71
5 ARS 38 +22 70
Arsenal's top-four hopes

For Arsenal to overhaul Tottenham Hotspur in fourth, they need a big win at Burnley and hope that Everton can hand their north London rivals a heavy defeat.

As well as the three points, the Gunners need an eight-goal swing to go their way, such as a 4-0 win for them and for Everton, too.

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