Liverpool needed a favour from Manchester United and they didn’t get it.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City on Wednesday, putting a dent in Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes.
City will win the title if they win their three remaining matches, which are against Burnley, Leicester and Brighton.
Liverpool cannot give up hope - City have already been beaten by Leicester this season, as well as facing unlikely defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace and Newcastle - and they can take inspiration from certain matters.
Burnley are unbeaten in four matches and held Man City to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor last season.
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And manager Sean Dyche has a soft spot for Liverpool, having supported them as a child.
Dyche revealed his admiration for Liverpool during the 1970s last month and Reds’ supporters are desperately hoping he can do them a favour on Sunday.
Dyche was a childhood Red
"My first recollection of them was at seven years old, then at about eight or nine when you start zooming in on what it's really about,” Dyche told Lancs Live.
"You start getting your favourite players, mine was King Kenny - as a kid why wouldn't he be your favourite player?
"Souness as well, and Ray Clemence who I've met many times, what a fantastic player, no airs and graces.
"That whole Liverpool thing was quite a powerful thing in the 70s."
Dyche wasn’t able to travel to Anfield to watch Liverpool but he did play in front of the Kop as a 15-year-old.
"I got to play in front of the Kop before Phil Neal's testimonial, they took local Northampton team we went up there and got 15 minutes each way,” Dyche added.
"I was a 70's child so everyone was a Liverpool fan but I lived in Kettering so I couldn't get up there all the time, I was a distant Liverpool fan."
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