Liverpool could be denied Premier League glory at Everton because of Storm Ciara


Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season is simply inevitable.

It would take a sporting collapse of historic proportions for the Reds, who have made history with 24 victories from their first 25 games, to somehow surrender their mammoth 22-point advantage.

As a result, Liverpool fans are grabbing their nearest fixture list and calculator to work out when Jurgen Klopp and co will secure the trophy that has evaded them from 30 years.

And it's become well publicised that Liverpool have the chance to wrap up the title at Goodison Park, the home of the rivals Everton and a mere mile away from Anfield.

Just like Arsenal winning the league at White Hart Lane in 2004, it would be the ultimate middle finger to their local rivals and one that has some Everton fans selling on their tickets.

What does Storm Ciara mean for Liverpool

But there could be a twist in the tale as far as Liverpool's chance as concerned, though, because mother nature - specifically Storm Ciara - has potentially changed the situation.

The storm, which has been sweeping across the UK over the last week, caused the postponement of Manchester City's clash with West Ham United, altering the trajectory of the points gap at the top.

So, in the interest of Liverpool and Everton fans checking their diaries, Sky Sports ran the maths on what the Reds need to do for Premier League glory and how the storm has affected things.

Check out the potential permutations down below:


What if Liverpool and Man City keep winning?

Klopp's men need 18 points - six wins - from their remaining 13 games to be crowned champions.

So, even if City win every match in the mean time, Liverpool can win their way to the trophy by the sixth game in their schedule, which is currently Crystal Palace at home on March 21.


How might the fixtures change?

However, there are some complications with the aforementioned scenario if Liverpool keep winning in their other competitions...

First and foremost, said home fixture against Palace will be postponed if they manage to overcome Chelsea and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. 

City could also be without a league game that weekend if they beat Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round, while their home match with Arsenal also needs rearranging due to the Carabao Cup final.

That being said, it's hard to see both City's games with Arsenal and West Ham being rescheduled before the international break which follows the FA Cup ties in April.

Meaning? Well, Liverpool could secure the league at the Etihad Stadium on April 4, assuming both teams keep winning and the fixtures fall into place as expected.


What's the quickest way Liverpool can win the title?

Ok, so this scenario is slightly silly, but don't pretend you don't want to know the answer.

Liverpool could actually win the title as early as March 7 at home to Bournemouth if they keep winning, City rack up zero points and Leicester beat the Citizens but lose the rest of their games.


What about Goodison Park, though?

The Reds would be crowned Premier League champions at Goodison if they win all of their games, City drop three points and Leicester conceded any points at all before the Merseyside Derby.

However, this does mean that Storm Ciara has given Everton fans slightly less reason to worry, because now there are less games in which City could drop points before the all-Liverpool tie.

The Citizens only have three games, as opposed to four, in which they 'just' need to keep winning in order to save Everton fans a humiliating moment.

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GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

Whisper it quietly, Liverpool fans, but I think you'll be named champions at Goodison Park regardless of the storm.

Sure, Ciara hasn't exactly done you any favours, but City's three games before then are Leicester City (A), Manchester United (A) and Burnley (H).

I don't think I'm alone in thinking that Guardiola's men could either lose at the King Power Stadium or Old Trafford, especially considering their patchy record against United this season.

Plus, it doesn't look as though Liverpool's winning streak will be halted by Norwich City, West Ham, Watford or Bournemouth ahead of the big day. 


Even if you don't think City will drop the magical three points, though, just admit that you wouldn't be surprised if Liverpool won at Goodison bearing in mind the fairytale narrative of their campaign.

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