Former Liverpool star John Arne Riise has said that the Reds may require some assistance from Manchester United in order to secure their maiden Premier League crown this term. Jurgen Klopp’s side have enjoyed an exceptional season by their standards in the top-flight but they are still one point behind Manchester City in the pursuit of the title.
Pep Guardiola’s team have a couple of tricky games against Tottenham and United to contend with during the final stages of the season but the latter could be the toughest of the lot, given the Red Devils will be determined to deny their cross-town rivals with another league title. In comparison, Liverpool have only Chelsea to tackle at home when it comes to the top six, but the game won’t be easy, considering the Blues have a good record against the Merseyside outfit.
Liverpool have failed to beat Chelsea during the previous five meetings with three of those results ending in a 1-1 draw. The Reds are scheduled to face Southampton on the road during Friday’s Premier League showdown. The match offers them with the opportunity to leapfrog the Citizens on the table once more with Guardiola’s team on FA Cup duty at the weekend.