Jamie Carragher has given his final verdict on whether it will be Man City or Liverpool lifting the Premier League trophy this weekend.
Writing in his column for The Telegraph, the former Liverpool defender has predicted that it will be City celebrating on Sunday.
“Do I believe City will do it? Yes, because they are accustomed to this situation,” said Carragher. “Panic only sets in if a goal has not arrived before 70 minutes. It’s hard to envisage a re-run of QPR in 2012 because Guardiola’s style is more controlled and less frenetic.
“You can understand why City fans will be concerned until that first goal comes, however, given there was as much chance of them winning a treble as Liverpool.”
The smart money is of course on City. A win will see them over the line and they will enter the day as strong favourites to retain their title.
Here we go again
For Liverpool fans, there is more than a hint of Deja Vu about Sunday. As it was in 2019, The Reds head into the last day of the season one point behind City.
Just as it was three years ago, Liverpool take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield. To complete the set, The Reds also have a Champions League final to look forward to.
If everything turns out the same way as in 2019, it will be hard to grumble too much. That would mean Liverpool beating Real Madrid to claim a seventh European Cup.
However, we’ve been spoiled this season and having come so far towards a quadruple, we’re allowed to be a little greedy.
All we need is an Aston Villa draw and a Liverpool win. If Steven Gerrard’s team can do them a favour, Liverpool will be one win away from an unbelievable quadruple.
It’s so close we can taste it. But the feeling was there in 2019 and City swiftly put a bullet through any romantic notions. They may well do the same on Sunday, but until then, hope will remain.
It’s Man City or Liverpool once again. It all comes down to Sunday.