Liverpool maintained its hopes of winning the English Premier League title in the current season 2022/2021, after beating its host Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday evening, May 17, in the 37 (penultimate) stage of the Premier League.

The Reds came from behind to win 2-1, thanks to Japan’s Takumi Minamino (27) and Cameroon’s Joel Matip (67), while the home side’s goal was scored by Natan Redmond (13).

Liverpool raised its score to 89 points in second place, reducing the difference with leaders Manchester City to one point before reaching the last round next week, while Southampton occupies 15th place with 40 points.

The last training of Manchester United players before the conclusion of the English Premier League

Liverpool is seeking to achieve a historic quartet in England, after winning the League Cup and the Local Cup, knowing that it reached the Champions League final, where it meets Real Madrid at the end of this month in Paris.

And Liverpool became the only team that has not lost any match so far in the Premier League in 2022, and has not lost in the last 18 matches it played (15 wins and 3 draws), according to the network.Opta“.

James Milner created 5 chances for Liverpool in the first half against Southampton, becoming the oldest player (36 years, 133 days) to create 5 chances in a Premier League match since Paul Scholes (37 years, 144 days) during his team’s match Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers in 2012 .

Manchester City faces the inevitability of beating Aston Villa

The leaders, Manchester City, fell into the trap of a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday (15 May), and missed the chance to win the title after their Algerian player Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty kick in the 86th minute of the match.

The last stage will be held next Sunday (May 22), in which Liverpool plays its guest Wolverhampton and Manchester City receives Aston Villa, knowing that the goal difference is currently in favor of City with (+7).

Manchester City must beat Aston Villa in the last match to win the title, but in the event of a tie or loss and Liverpool winning, they will lose the title in favor of the Reds.

Will the scenario of the 2018-2019 season be repeated?

The two teams lived the same scenario in the 2018-2019 season when City crowned the title by a point over Liverpool after its victory in the final stage over Brighton 4-1, achieving its fourteenth victory in a row, knowing that the “red” were 7 points ahead of City in early January In January 2019, they were 14 points behind Guardiola’s team last January.

This scenario recalls the end of the 2011-2012 season, which City won on a goal difference from its neighbor Manchester United after its deadly victory in the final stage over Queens Park Rangers 3-2, in a meeting in which it lagged 2-1 until injury time when the Bosnian Edin Dzeko equalized Before the Argentine Sergio Aguero snatched the historic goal that gave the “Citizens” their first league title since 1968.

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