Just when it looked as though Liverpool’s season was coming to a cruel ending, Jurgen Klopp’s side found a way yet again.
With the scores tied at 2-2 and Mohamed Salah having been stretchered off, the title was slipping away from Liverpool
A draw would have left them level on points with Manchester City having played a game more - and with an inferior goal difference.
In other words, Liverpool simply had to win at St. James’ Park against Newcastle.
And thanks to Divock Origi’s 86th-minute header, they somehow left Tyneside with all three points to return back to the top of the league.
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Everyone associated with Liverpool must have gone mental.
And that includes the legendary John Barnes.
Barnes was appearing as a pundit on beIN Sports and went mental in the studio as Origi flicked on Xherdan Shaqiri’s inswinging free-kick.
However, former Everton striker Andy Gray was sitting next to him and didn’t move a muscle.
He clearly wasn’t impressed.
It perfectly summed up the state of football fans in England at the moment. It seems to be Liverpool vs everyone else in terms of who supporters want to win the league.
Barnes was Liverpool. Gray was everyone else.
While the title is still very much in City’s hands, it meant that the race will now go down to the final day no matter what happens on Monday night in the game between City and Leicester.
If Pep Guardiola’s side beat Leicester on Monday and then Brighton next weekend, the title will be theirs.
But if they drop points and Liverpool beat Wolves on the final day, the Premier League trophy will be heading to Anfield for the very first time.News Now - Sport News