Manchester City have the chance to draw level with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday.
The reigning champions take on Everton at Goodison Park knowing that three points will take their total to 62, the same number as Jurgen Klopp’s side.
City have been granted the opportunity following Liverpool’s recent draws against Leicester City and West Ham United.
There are certainly signs that the pressure is getting to Klopp’s men, who can’t call upon experience to help in this situation.
So they’ll be hoping for a favour from Everton when Marco Silva’s side welcome City this evening.
The Toffees have been very inconsistent in recent weeks, winning three and losing four of their past seven league fixtures.
It’s impossible to say which Everton side will turn up - the one that beat Burnley 5-1 on Boxing Day, or the one that lost 3-1 at home to Wolves this past weekend.
Do Everton fans want Man City to win?
Yet given that beating City would help Liverpool in the title race, it’s easy to wonder if some Everton supporters would prefer to see their team lose tonight.
The Liverpool Echo decided to find out, taking to the streets to ask Everton supporters if they wanted their side to beat Man City and help their rivals or lose and see City draw level at the top.
The responses were largely mixed. Some fans admitted they wanted City to win while others stuck by their team.
One Everton supporter even said he wants his team to beat City and Liverpool to win the title, saying: “We’re all from the same city aren’t we?”
The last guy speaks a lot of sense.
It seems wrong to want your team to lose a football match, regardless of the benefits it may have elsewhere.
Everton fan Elliott Bretland is among those hoping for a City win and he’s explained to the Daily Mail why he feels this way.
“A victory would be meaningless in the grand scheme of things for the season,” Bretland said.
“Robbing three points from City's title challenge would have far more disastrous repercussions for years to come, however. We would never hear the end of it.
“No Blue wants to be in this situation, we want our own success, our own title charges, but here we are.
“If we can't win our own fights this season, derailing the Reds is the next best thing.”News Now - Sport News