Second Place - Chelsea or Liverpool as Anfield becomes the focus.
April is a massive month for the red half of Merseyside. With Manchester City AND Chelsea coming to town, Brendan Rodgers side will have ...
April is a massive month for the red half of Merseyside. With Manchester City AND Chelsea coming to town, Brendan Rodgers side will have a massive say in who wins the Premier League and who finishes second.
Chelsea's trip to Anfield on 27th April could become THE pivotal moment in both of our seasons. I firmly believe that Man City are in pole position and the title is theirs to lose so our focus is now finishing second.
Whatever happens for both of our clubs, it has been a monumental season for many reasons. Let's all be honest here, none of us would have had Liverpool finishing inside the top four this season after Arsene Wenger spent £42m on Mesut Ozil on deadline day.
There had been plenty of debate about the holes within the framework of Wenger's side but with Ozil coming in, Arsenal were flying. Sitting top of the league, scoring goals and winning games for fun, it seemed that Arsenal were destined for the top four.
No one could have imagined what is happening at Old Trafford. You would have had them up there in contention along with the £100m Tottenham had spent to make the step forward to challenge once again. You just wondered exactly how far Liverpool could challenge.
I have to hold my hands up here and admit that Liverpool have been fantastic. Anyone with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front scoring goals will always have a chance in any game they play. I would like to point out that not everyone will play as open as some of the sides they come up against but for now they are blowing teams away.
Liverpool do concede goals and eventually that could cost them in games against City and ourselves but if you were to offer the Anfield faithful a third place finish this season ahead of the season, they would have bitten your hand off to take that.
As for Chelsea? The last two seasons we had finished 25 points and 15 points off of the champions. Now, we are right up there challenging with a young team who will only get better as Jose Mourinho talks of next season being the start of our realistic title challenge.
Liverpool away is (on paper) our only real test and that's not being disrespectful to any of our other opponents. They way we are playing now, finally the way Jose and his technical staff have worked so hard all season to produce, I cannot see us dropping points in those other games.
So it could all come down to a Jose Mourinho side heading to Anfield and 90 minutes of football to decide who finishes second and third in the Premier League this term.