‘Liverpool, top of the league,’ sing the Kop as the game entered stoppage time.
Liverpool go back to the top of the table and get another tricky fixture out of the way with a 2-0 demolition of Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.
The league toppers blew Chelsea away at the start of the second half, when Sadio Mane and Mo Salah scored in the space of three minutes. Salah’s explosive drive has already gone into Anfield folklore.
The blues did plenty of good things, but they picked the wrong team and then Eden Hazard missed two excellent chances to make it 2-1 and give Anfield the heebie-jeebies. It’s a big blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four. They remain fourth but are only two points clear of Manchester United having played a game more.
Chelsea have played better today than during those pitiful defeats at Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City, but they couldn’t cope when Liverpool increased the tempo for 10 minutes at the start of the second half. That has been the difference.
Liverpool’s remaining games are Cardiff (A), Huddersfield (H), Newcastle (A) and Wolves (H). They should win all four; if they do, Manchester City will have no margin for error. There has never been such a relentless title race in English football.