The Premier League title race may be all but over this season, with Liverpool on course to be crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years.
But what happens at the end of this season at Liverpool’s main title rivals over the last couple of years could have a huge knock-on effect for the chasing pack, including the London trio of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, and Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp seems to have masterminded a long-awaited first Premier League title for the red half of Merseyside, with the Anfield faithful looking destined to celebrate the one thing they have craved for the best part of three decades.
The German has done it by creating a team packed with star quality and an attack to be feared as the Reds have overhauled one of the best sides the Premier League has ever seen in Manchester City, and not just pipped them to the title, but left Pep Guardiola’s men trailing some 22 points behind with 13 games to play.
Liverpool are looking likely to not only win the league, but do so by a record margin and with a record points tally, with the Reds dropping just two points so far this season.
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But will this signal the beginning of a period of dominance in English football, akin to the sustained period of success Liverpool enjoyed back in the 1980s and Manchester United in the 1990s?
Recent history would suggest not, with the Premier League trophy changing hands in nine of the last ten campaigns.
Indeed, only Manchester City have managed to retain their crown, which they did last season by beating Liverpool to top spot by a single point after a titanic battle between the two sides over the course of the campaign.
But Guardiola’s men have been left trailing Liverpool by some distance this season, with the Manchester City boss admitting that his side are now fighting…