Liverpool will hope to wrap up the Premier League title this month after the revised fixture list was confirmed.
The Merseyside giants sit 25 points clear at the top of the table with nine games remaining, as it appears as though it’s merely a matter of time before they wrestle the crown away from rivals Manchester City.
It could all be over against Everton on June 21, and so if you’re into your soccer betting, it may well be written that they wrap things up at the home of their city rivals.
Given the quality that they have displayed and the relentless march towards the title that Jurgen Klopp’s men have been on, it will be a fully deserved triumph for the Reds. Time will tell if it’s all done and dusted in their first game back, or if they’ll have to wait just three days more when they host Crystal Palace.
They’ll be looking to bounce back after some disappointing news off the pitch too, with Timo Werner seemingly set to snub them in favour of a switch to Chelsea.
That isn’t the only fascinating outcome that is still to play out as they look to end their long wait for a league title, as the battle for the Champions League spots continues too.
Chelsea are currently in the driving seat as they hold a three-point advantage over nearest rivals Manchester United, and they’ll hope that they have enough to fend them off as they’ll look to start strong against relegation-threatened Aston Villa on June 21.
Given Dean Smith’s side play just four days earlier in what will feel like a quick turnaround, that could give Frank Lampard and Co. an advantage.
Meanwhile, United could move level on points with them before that encounter as they head to Tottenham on June 19, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer noted this week that he’s in confident mood and his players are looking good in training.
The likes of Spurs and Arsenal won’t have given up hope yet either and so it promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the campaign.
Speaking of the relegation battle, it’s all to play for at the wrong end of the Premier League table too with the pressure on Villa in the first game of the revised fixture list.
Smith’s men know that a win over Sheffield United on June 17 will lift them out of the relegation zone as it’s their game in hand, thus dragging Watford into the bottom three with Bournemouth, West Ham United and Brighton still in trouble too.
It will take something special for bottom-placed Norwich City to escape as they’re six points adrift of safety and have won just five games all season. That said, with Brighton facing Arsenal first up for them and they still have to play Leicester City and Man Utd after that, it’s a difficult run for the Seagulls.
It’s not much easier for West Ham either as they take on London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea in two of their next three games, and so it’s all up for grabs in the relegation scrap still.
Liverpool to beat Everton
Chelsea to qualify for Champions League
Aston Villa to avoid relegation