Although it might be a longshot, Liverpool has Burnley as their last hope to win the Premier League from Manchester City by the end of the season.
The Premier League title keeps getting more and more stressful for both Liverpool and Manchester City with only three matches left on each side.
The Reds will play against already relegated Huddersfield Town on Friday and they have one last good chance to get help.
Manchester United utterly disappointed Jurgen Klopp’s side with their Derby defeat against City on Wednesday, but they can get one more team to help them.
One could easily suggest that the Red Devils lost that match on purpose against Manchester City due to their historic rivalry against the Reds.
Manchester United has a much older reason for not helping Liverpool than they do for not helping the Citizens.
Jurgen Klopp appeared quite rattled this Thursday ahead of Liverpool’s match against Huddersfield when he was asked about the Red Devils inability to improve this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The German manager decided to not give them any advice because he feels like they didn’t want to help them last Wednesday, so why should he?
Even though his response seemed bitter, Klopp does have a point as the Red Devils appeared unwilling to compete against Manchester City during the second half of the game.
🗣️ "They didn't help us, why should we help them?"
Jurgen Klopp jokes with a journalist before saying that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need time before being successful at Manchester United but admits their financial power will be a huge advantage for him.
— The Coaches’ Voice (@CoachesVoice) April 25, 2019
This disappointing result for Liverpool brings us to this weekend in the Premier League, Liverpool have their match on Friday.
However, Manchester City has to play at Burnley on Sunday and this could be the final chance the Reds have to get any silverware.
Manager Sean Dyche recently explained why he is such a Liverpool fan and he would be thrilled to help out the squad that he respects so much.
There is a massive hatred that has existed towards Liverpool since the seventies, but there is also a large number of people who want to see the Reds win their first Premier League in history.
Burnley certainly has a very hopeful record against reigning champions that Manchester City has to worry about.
The Citizens are facing a squad that usually does very well against the most recent English football monarch and they play at their own stadium on Sunday.
If we add this to Sean Dyche’s admiration towards Liverpool, we are about to get pure dynamite in regards to a club that will do everything to make Manchester City drop some points.
The top of the table currently has Manchester City at the top with 89 points, whereas the Reds are trailing by only one point behind them with 88 units.
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1. Man City 89pts
2. Liverpool 88pts
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The Burnley record vs reigning champions in-depth
Let’s go back to the 2009-10 season when Manchester United won the previous Premier League and Sir Alex Ferguson was still the manager.
The Red Devils visited Turf Moor that season and got defeated 1-0 by Burnley.
The Citizens already know what it is to lose against the Clarets a season after becoming English champions.
They were coming from winning the 2013-14 Premier League title under Manuel Pellegrini and they lost 1-0 at Turf Moor as well.
Moving on to the 2016-17 season after Leicester City made history by winning the previous championship.
The Clarets also got visited by the Foxes and lost with an identical result at Turf Moor in slightly less unexpected confrontation.
However, this champion’s curse took a wild turn last season after Chelsea won their most recent Premier League title under Antonio Conte.
The Blues got a visit from Burnley at Stamford Bridge and lost their match with an unexpected 2-3 result.
This gives the Clarets an unexpected statistical edge over obsessive Pep Guardiola, who lives for these historical facts.
We can even expect the Citizens being as nervous as they were during the recent Champions League match against Tottenham, in which they got eliminated.
Liverpool fans have their fingers crossed for this game.
Burnley's Premier League wins vs the reigning champions:
📅 09/10 – Burnley 1-0 Man Utd
📅 14/15 – Burnley 1-0 Man City
📅 16/17 – Burnley 1-0 Leicester
📅 17/18 – Chelsea 2-3 Burnley
Sunday – Burnley v Man City
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) April 25, 2019
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