Over the past few seasons, the Premier League title race has seen some intense battles, close calls and inspiring stories. Manchester City’s last-gasp win in 2012, Leicester’s fairy-tale ending in 2016 and Chelsea’s dominance in 2017. And this 2018-19 season is sizing up to produce a grandstand finish, as Liverpool and City fight it out as the season comes to a close.
During midweek, Liverpool fans were on all-out support of Manchester United as they prayed that their arch rivals would do the Reds a favor. Painstakingly difficult for the fans to support the old enemy, it was a necessary evil in the grand scheme of things for Liverpool fans.
A victory for United would have meant that Liverpool would have a 2 point lead over City; a season-changing advantage indeed. But all that support went in vain as City beat United 2-0 with goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.
This meant that at the end of 35 match-weeks, City sat in pole position with 89 points and a superior goal difference, while Liverpool followed closely in second, just a point behind.
And with the title race going down to the wire this season, Liverpool fans are going to any length to see their club win their first title in the Premier League era.
If reluctantly supporting United wasn’t enough, Liverpool fans are supporting Burnley now, in hopes that they can stall City’s charge.
This has given Burnley fans complete control over Reds fans, and to be honest, they are taking the mickey out of them!
One particular fan has taken this up a notch by asking Liverpudlian fans on Twitter to make a picture of Burnley striker Ashley Barnes their profile picture if they want the Clarets to beat City this weekend; in what is possibly the most hilarious example of the phrase: ‘Holding someone to ransom’, as many Reds fans obliged.
Some sight to behold I tell ya
— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) April 24, 2019
Liverpool fans will be praying for miracles, as fixture difficulty for both the title contenders is even-stevens. Liverpool are to play Huddersfield(H), Newcastle(A) and Wolves(H), while table toppers City play Burnley(A), Leicester(H) and Brighton(A). And with City holding a slender lead and looking ruthless, Liverpool will be hoping for favors sooner rather than later.
Will the change in profile picture work its magic?