Irrespective of who ends on the losing side in the clash between Manchester City and Leicester City tonight, Liverpool fans will have ample reason to celebrate.
Despite Liverpool being 10 points clear at the top, both Manchester City and Leicester City can still be regarded as close challengers to the Premier League title, and by the time Jurgen Klopp returns from Doha, at least one of them would be in no position to challenge the reds any further.
It’s a win-win for Liverpool who were set to host West Ham United at Anfield this weekend but will instead face the Hammers on Monday, February 24th.
With one – if not both – of their title rivals dropping points at the Etihad on Saturday, Liverpool will know they hold a one-match advantage before they enter their mid-season break for the season.
Klopp’s team will be out of action from February 1 – 15. There will be no PL action on the weekend of February 8/9 with the Reds’ scheduled trip to Watford pushed back to the end of the month.
The European champions have only dropped two points since March and have only lost one of their previous 56 Premier League matches. With 49 points from a possible 51, it’s getting incredibly more difficult to predict where and how Liverpool are going to drop points.
The Reds’ return fixture back from the CWC will be a Boxing Day trip to the King Power Stadium against Leicester. If Liverpool are able to emerge from that encounter unscathed it could already see title proceedings wrapped up before the decade draws to a conclusion.