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Saturday 25 October 2014

Pool need a neighbourly gesture from Everton

Published 01/05/2014 | 05:26

REDS out there hardly need to be reminded of the cruel irony of Steven

Gerrard imploring his team mates not to let it f**king slip from here on, after Liverpool's 3-2 win over Manchester City, and then for the Liverpool

captain to, er, slip against Chelsea and gift Demba Ba the opening goal in Chelsea's 2-0 win. A result which, Reds hardly need reminding, takes the title out of Liverpool's hands and puts it back in Man City's collective paws.

All of which means Liverpool need City to drop point somewhere in their remaining three games.

The best chance for that to happen is this Saturday when Man City's millionaires go to Goodison Park to play Everton who, Reds hardly need reminding, are Liverpool's closest rivals in more ways than one.

With a Champions League all but gone for Everton the suggestion is that they will have less to play for on Saturday and might even hold back a little to deny Liverpool the title.

That won't happen. Strong as the Merseyside rivalry is, it is not bitter, and as was evidenced at the recent Hillsborough memorial service, there is huge solidarity in the city.

Clutching at straws, maybe, but right now Everton are Liverpool's best chance of winning the Premier League.

Who'd have thunk that?

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