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It’s Time for the Title Race!

The Premier League is back and all eyes will surely be on the title race. From being called the three-horse title race to being called the two-horse title race, the league now looks at leaders, Manchester City and Liverpool to see who could lift the prestigious title.

While the Citizens were once 14 points clear, they are now only one point ahead and are yet to play Liverpool at the Etihad. So everyone will be looking towards their remaining fixtures, starting with matchday 31 of 38.

The Remaining Premier League Fixtures

Starting with matchday 31 of 38, both Liverpool and City have important fixtures to overcome. While the Reds welcome Watford to Anfield, the Citizens pay a visit to Burnley at Turf Moor. Both teams will be expecting to get three points because a draw or even a loss could seriously damper hopes of a title race.

However, the fixture that everyone will be talking about takes place on the 10th of April as Liverpool travel to the Etihad for an epic clash between two of the biggest teams in the league. While a win for either of these teams will certainly launch that team ahead, a draw could once again drag the race further, based on the results from all the other fixtures.

Apart from that, the Reds will also face Manchester United on the 20th of April 2022 at Anfield. The result of this fixture will prove to be vital for both teams because as we already know, Liverpool are a part of the title race and Manchester United want to secure a spot for next season’s Champions League.

Moving further down the fixture list, the Reds have another home clash against Tottenham on the 7th of May 2022. Counting down the few fixtures we have involving teams from the big six, every single one seems to be vital for both teams.

Liverpool’s Premier League Fixtures

FixturesDate
Liverpool vs Watford2nd April
Manchester City vs Liverpool10th April
Aston Villa vs LiverpoolTBD
Liverpool vs Manchester UnitedApril 19th
Liverpool vs Everton24th April
Newcastle vs Liverpool30th April
Liverpool vs Tottenham7th May
Southampton vs Liverpool15th May
Liverpool vs Wolves22nd May

While City have just one fixture against Liverpool, for teams in the big six, they have other fixtures against teams that have vastly improved this season. They have a game against Wolves and Aston Villa.

Wolves, under Bruno Lage, look like a whole different team and they have the third-best defence in the league. While they have only scored a total of 31 goals, they look like a team that is hard to beat.

On the other hand, City will also have to face Aston Villa, who under Steven Gerrard, have improved defensively and look like a team that is capable of launching the right attacks. While Villa are still a work-in-progress, they have what it takes to be a solid team. 

FixturesDate
Burnley vs Manchester City2nd April
Manchester City vs Liverpool10th April
Wolves vs Manchester CityTBD
Manchester City vs Brighton21st April
Manchester City vs Watford23rd April
Leeds United vs Manchester City30th April
Manchester City vs Newcastle7th May
West Ham vs Manchester City15th May
Manchester City vs Aston Villa22nd May

Moreover, fans will be limited to something poetic if Liverpool wins the title because of an Aston Villa team led by Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool and City at the Champions League 

Moving away from the title race, there is also another race across Europe, the UEFA Champions League. Having entered the quarter-finals, both Liverpool and City have been quoted as favourites to win the Cup with some even saying that a final between them could be possible.

However, teams such as Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and more are still in contention and cannot be written off. 

Liverpool’s Fixtures at the Champions League

FixturesDate
Benfica vs Liverpool (Leg 1 of 2)6th April
Liverpool vs Benfica (Leg 2 of 2)14th April

Having come out of the so-called group of death, the Reds managed to comfortably secure their place in the quarter-finals and look to go beyond. 

Manchester City’s Fixtures at the Champions League

FixturesDate
Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid (Leg 1 of 2)6th April
Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City (Leg 2 of 2)14th April

Despite being put with the likes of PSG, City managed to win 4 of their 6 Champions League group stage matches and venture ahead with ease. They now face Atletico Madrid for a place in the semi-finals. 

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