The 2021/22 Premier League title race has been one of the best in recent years, and there is a chance it could get even better.
There is still the possibility of a play-off for the Premier League between Liverpool and Manchester City.
Top-flight rules state that if both sides at the top of the table end level on points, goal difference, goals scored, and in the head-to-head results, a play-off will decide the winner.
So, talkSPORT.com has decided to take a closer look at how the most important game in Premier League history could take place.
What results are required for a play-off?
After both fixtures between the sides ended in 2-2 draws, the same head-to-head record has been guaranteed.
So, Liverpool must pick up three more points than City in the last three matches, meaning the Citizens have to lose one match.
The Reds must also score two more and concede two fewer than the defending Premier League champions for the play-off to have a chance of happening.
However, if City lost 2-1 against Wolves or West Ham, Liverpool could take the title race down to goals scored on the final day if they managed to score four times without conceding against Wolves and Southampton.
If this happened, the team who scored the most goals on the final day would be crowned champions, but a play-off would be required if they both got the same results.
Results needed for a Premier League title play-off
Wolves 2 Man City 1
West Ham 0 Man City 1
Southampton 0 Liverpool 2
Liverpool 3 Wolves 0
Man City 3 Aston Villa 1
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When could a Premier League play-off be played?
Both sides would need to have at least 48 hours between the final game of the season and the proposed play-off.
This means the earliest date possible would be Wednesday, May 25 and Old Trafford would be a potential location for the match.
However, this would certainly disrupt Liverpool’s preparations for the Champions League final on May 28.
But with a full round of international fixtures scheduled in early June, it is hard to see where they could fit the tie in apart from May 25, which you can’t imagine would go down too well with Klopp.
However, we may see this incredible scenario occur, and what a fitting way it would be to decide this title race between two fantastic sides.
Premier League title race: What has been said?
Joe Cole told talkSPORT: “Any game between Liverpool and Man City, at the moment, you just sit back and watch it. It is just football at the very highest.
“It is a pleasure to watch.
“It is certainly a pleasure being able to watch these types of games live as a pundit close up.
“It is spectacular the football.”
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