Manchester City can regain the lead of the Premier League for the first time in almost two months when they take on Everton on Wednesday.
Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at West Ham United last night, combined with City’s 3-1 win over Arsenal the day before, reduced the gap between the top two from what was once seven points to only three.
Victory at Goodison Park would send Pep Guardiola’s team top of the league on goal difference.
They would be in the No 1 spot for the first time since a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, combined with Liverpool’s 4-0 win at AFC Bournemouth, sent the Reds top on 8 December.
Former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler was quick to call for perspective after the disappointing result for the leaders at London Stadium.
“It’s not all doom and gloom for Liverpool,” Fowler said. “They’re still top of the league.
“Albeit Man City still have a chance to go there [Goodison] on Wednesday. They haven’t done it yet.
“There’s still a lot to play for.”