Liverpool can now win the Premier League title without having to play another match after they scraped a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.
Despite a recent blip in form, the Reds remain on course to secure the title with record breaking ease.
Defeat at Watford last weekend ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side will not be able to replicate Arsenal’s incredible undefeated season.
However, the fact Liverpool have only dropped points twice in 29 matches has left them in a commanding position – one that means that they could actually become champions without having to play another league game. It’s early March…
Mathematically, the Reds are now just three wins away from securing their first Premier League crown.
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However, second-place Manchester City are due to play three league matches before Liverpool are back in domestic action.
And if the Sky Blues were somehow to incredibly lose all three games, the Merseysiders would be awarded the title.
City are due to play Manchester United, Arsenal and Burnley over the course of the next week, with Liverpool not in action until the following Monday.
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It’s a highly unlikely scenario… but is it impossible? United and Arsenal are in good form, while Burnley are never an easy side to face.
Goals from familiar faces Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were enough to cancel out Callum Wilson’s controversial opener at Anfield on Saturday.
Salah's 80th goal on his 100th Premier League appearance made him the first Liverpool player since Michael Owen in 2002-03 to score 20-plus goals in three successive seasons while Sadio Mane's coolly-taken effort turned around Bournemouth's controversial early lead, given to them by Callum Wilson.
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Salah's strike, his 16th in the league this season, also took him past Luis Suarez as the club's leading overseas scorer in the top flight.
The win ended a run of three defeats in four matches in all competitions and was the ideal morale-booster before Wednesday's pivotal Champions League last-16 tie at home to Atletico Madrid, in which they trail 1-0 after the first leg.
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