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Liverpool on the verge of crumbling down


Football is an entertaining game, even more thrilling if you follow the English premiership. Every season, beginning on August, 20 teams battle to win for the title in a two leg affair that concludes on May after over nine months of pure entertain.The current season 2018/19 has seen last years European champions runners up thrust into the mix for the race to win the title. At various moments, theylooked like they can run away with the trophy when the title favorites Manchester City had spells of poor form and kept dropping points. However, the European giants and the club with a very rich domestic history could not take advantage of the sluggish title defenders. Last weeks has been a dramatic one when teams played during the weekday (tuesday and wednesday), to mark the last games of january on match day 24. While Machester City were being set back at King James park by Newcastle United, football fans were shocked while pundits wrere convinced the title is headed to Merseyside. Manchester City's loss to Newcastle United offered Liverpool a chance to open the gap to seven points when they welcomed Leicester City under Claudio Puel at Anfield on Wednesday. Recent injury setbacks to their defence and their failure to reinforce during the winter window might come to haunt them in the future. Liverpool were held back by a resurgent Leicester City who crawled back following an early goal by Sadio Mane to take a point back to King Power stadium. This left the gap between top two teams at five points. Match day 25 was a test for Manchester City who wlecomed Arsenal at the Etihad stadium. Liverpool fans would have wanted the match to end with anything other than a City win. Sergio Kun Aguero had other plans when he scored a first half brace and added another one in the second half to grab his 10th career hattrick. The match ended 3-1 to Manchester City which meant the gap was reduced to just two points. The pressure was on the Liverpool's side with their team travelling to london to face West Ham United under Manuel Pellegrin at the London stadium. In this must win game, Liverpool saw luck fall on their side when the linesman failed to spot James Milner who was a couple of yards offside resulting to a goal in the 22nd minute. Liverpool's lead lasted six minutes when Sadio Mane's opener was cancelledout by Michel Antonio's goal. Another draw was looming and even though Divorg Origi had a chance to win it deep into the extra time, his shot wnet straight to Fabianski, Westhams goalie. Final whistle summed up a slipup by liverpool where they have seen their seven point lead cut back to three points in less than a week. A win by Manchester City whn theyface Everton would send them top fro the first time since 8th December 2018. This could be another year when liverpool throws away the title when they looked like they could win it. Another lost point, another wait.     


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