Any Liverpool fans' hopes of a Wolves upset on Wednesday evening were quickly dashed after a brilliant display from Kevin De Bruyne.
However, Liverpool's dreams of a second Premier League title, and with it a potential quadruple, haven't completely died yet. And a certain set of results could force a Super-Bowl-esque playoff final between the two heavyweights of English football.
Several factors will have to come into play for this game: Manchester City and Liverpool must finish on the same points, goal difference, goals scored, goals conceded, and head-to-head stats. But with margins so fine with two games to go, it's not out of the realm of possibility.
Let's start with the elephant in the room – Pep Guardiola's side have to lose one of their last two games to give Liverpool a fighting chance.
However, lady luck may shine on Liverpool with City facing two tricky fixtures in the form of West Ham and Aston Villa. West Ham have the added incentive of sending club legend Mark Noble off with a win at his final game at the London Stadium.
While Villa boss Steven Gerrard could finally banish his Premier League nightmares by handing Liverpool the title.
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Liverpool also need to close down City's seven-goal advantage in the remaining two games – while hoping City conceded two in the process.
City and Liverpool must also finish on the same goals scored, which City lead by lead by five. And the two must finish on the same conceded – City are currently on 22 and Liverpool on 24.
The final factor is already decided. City and Liverpool's two 2-2 draws mean head-to-head games can't separate the two sides.
So without further ado, here is an example of four results that could see a play-off game forced between the pair.
MAN CITY: West Ham 1-0 Man City, Man City 2-1 Aston Villa
LIVERPOOL: Southampton 0-4 Liverpool, Liverpool 3-0 Wolves
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