Liverpool on verge of becoming earliest champions in Premier League history

Liverpool on verge of becoming earliest champions in Premier League history

- A staggering 22 points is what is separating Liverpool and title challengers Man City

- Liverpool are keen to end their Premier League title drought spanning to close to 30 years

- They face the prospect of lifting the crown before they play rivals, Everton, later in March

Liverpool's terrific Premier League run could see them become the first side to win the championship earliest in the history of the competition.

The club's weekend 4-0 win over Southampton has them sitting on the summit of the log with 73 points, a staggering 22 above second-placed Man City.

City's defeat to Tottenham on Sunday, February 2, mean the Reds are now in need of just 18 points from the 13 remaining matches to officially be confirmed league champions.

As such, should the Jurgen Klopp-tutored side and City, who are their closest challengers keep winning, Liverpool will be crowned champions with a home victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, March 21.

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The feat would see them become the earliest winners of the league in the history of the competition.

However, Mirror reports if Man City were to suffer a defeat in one of their four Premier League matches between now and Saturday, March 14, then it would improve Liverpool's prospects of clinching the title a week earlier.

At the time, a win over Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodinson Park would have the job done.

This would be the first time in close to three decades Liverpool will be winning the title, with their last triumph coming back in 1989/1990.

However, they have twice come close to carting home the prestigious trophy in recent seasons, including the 2018/19 campaign when they finished second behind Man City.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has arrived Manchester from Shanghai after making a winter move on deadline day.

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Much has been said about the Nigerian striker from players and fans since the ex- Watford star signed a six month loan move to Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old traveled for almost 16 hours from his base in China to arrive at the airport and he was caught up with a journalist who asked him about his move to the Manchester club.

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