Liverpool 3 points behind Man City before the last 3 rounds: When can “The Kop” still win the championship?
The disadvantage is coming to Liverpool in the two-horse race to compete for the Premier League title with Man City at the end of this season when they were widened by the opponent from 1 to 3 points before the two sides entered the last 3 matches. . However, the “Red Brigade” still has the right to dream of a spectacular usurpation in the sprint.
Video of Man City’s 5 goals against Newcastle in round 36 of the English Premier League this season (K+ copyright):
The “narrow door” of the championship is still open for Liverpool
The big turning point has just come with the championship race between Liverpool and Man City in the 36th round of the English Premier League last weekend when the gap between them was widened from 1 to 3 points when both sides had 3 more matches (including the round 33 compensatory match) to determine the king of the ball. Foggy land.
Liverpool have been widened by Man City from 1 point to 3 points in the race to win the Premier League this season
At Anfield at dawn on May 8 (Vietnam time), Liverpool did not play well and was led by Tottenham after Son Heung Min’s goal in the 56th minute. Luckily for them, when it was 74th minute, rookie Luiz Diaz made it up. attack to help “The Kop” have a 1-1 draw against “London’s Rooster”.
Immediately after Liverpool and Tottenham split the points, Man City played at Etihad home to host Newcastle United in the context of the pain of being pulled by Real Madrid. Champions League final still have not calmed down with teachers and coaches Pep Guardiola.
Despite that psychological pressure, “The Citizens” still excelled in beating “Warbler” 5 goals without removing it to open a great opportunity to successfully defend the English Premier League title this season.
Man City still has to be wary of being usurped by Liverpool at the last minute
Currently, Man City still leads the table with 86 points after 35 matches, their goal-loss difference has increased by 5 units to +68. Meanwhile, Liverpool is currently second with 83 points and has only played 35 matches, a difference of +64.
Man City will have 3 more matches in the Premier League this season when in turn meet Wolverhampton (away, 12/5, round 33), West Ham (away, 15/5, round 37) and Aston Villa (away). home field, May 22, round 48).
Meanwhile, the remaining 3 challenges for Liverpool will be Aston Villa (away, 11/5, round 33), Southampton (away, 18/5, round 37) and Wolverhampton (home, 22/5). , round 38). Coach Jurgen Klopp’s army also has two important finals against Chelsea (FA Cup, May 14) and Real Madrid (Champions League, May 29).
Liverpool are inferior to Man City in both points (3 points difference) and goal difference – loss (4 units apart).
Therefore, in order to overcome difficulties and win the Premier League title this year, the “Red Brigade of Merseyside” needs to win all 9 points in the remaining 3 matches against Aston Villa, Southampton and Wolves to have a maximum of 91 points. and pray that Man City won less than 5 points in the last 3 matches of the season against Wolves, West Ham and Aston Villa.
In the event that Liverpool and Man City end 38 rounds this season with the same score, the goal difference – loss will then be taken to the division to find the owner of the English Premier League title this season.
The +64 difference of “The Kop” is currently 4 units behind Pep Guardiola’s team. Therefore, at all costs, Liverpool need to win the remaining 3 opponents in the English Premier League by as large a difference as possible and pray that Man City’s +68 difference is reduced in the remaining 3 matches. This number is lower than theirs when round 38 closed on the evening of May 22.
Worrying about Man City missing the cup because the defense is limited
Man City are in control of their own hands with being better than Liverpool in both points and goal difference – losing before the last 3 rounds of the Premier League. Premier League this year.
But right at the time of the sprint, the “green half of Manchester” suffered a loss when coach Pep Guardiola confirmed their three pillars in defense including the pair of central defenders Ruben Dias – John Stone and right-back Kyle Walker had to rest for the rest of the season. this tournament because of an injury after the match against Newcastle on May 8.
Pep Guardiola confirmed the loss of 3 defensive pillars until the end of this season
“Rúben (Dias) has had a muscle-related injury. He, along with Kyle (Walker) and John (Stones) will be out of action for the rest of the season. They will only return at the time of preparing for the new season. For now, I don’t think it’s a big deal. Rodri can take the position of central defender or will be a player in the team’s academy, “said Pep.
In addition, midfielder Nathan Ake is also suffering from an ankle injury and leaves the possibility of playing Man City against Wolves (May 12). Man City need to win 7 points in the remaining 3 matches to defend the English Premier League title. But many pillars absent at this stage could put them at risk of being usurped by Liverpool spectacularly.
According to Dang Duc (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Magazine)
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