AT Anfield today we may find out if Liverpool can win the Premier League.
If Brendan Rodgers’s side beat Man City in their biggest test of the season they’ll be installed as hot favourites to end 24 years of agony.
It’s been 25 years of pain for everyone associated with the Hillsborough disaster and of course the anniversary will be marked on an emotional afternoon.
Will the Reds follow up with a win that will leave just Chelsea in their way on the route to glory?
Liverpool tempt at a best 7-5 at William Hill and I don’t think they’ll lose. If they play their usual game – and they’ve won all four meetings at home to top-seven sides – they should win against a side who could crucially be missing their best defender in Vincent Kompany.
It’s likely to be a nervy occasion – as several meetings of the top sides have been this season – so a draw is a possibility and I’ll also be on Liverpool not to lose at 4-9 (Coral).
Rodgers’s side will be at full strength while the key could be the fitness of Kompany and Yaya Toure who both have had knocks. If they don’t shake off injury I’d edge even more towards Liverpool and there is a chance of a return for Sergio Aguero who has been badly missed.
Liverpool were unlucky to lose 2-1 at the Etihad and the way both sides go there could be plenty of goals. Over 2.5 pays just 11-20 (Ladbrokes) and the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge will be thrilled if Kompany is absent.
I like the chances of Steven Gerrard to net at any time. He potted two penalties at West Ham last week and the Reds have been awarded 12 spot-kicks this season – the most in the league. Gerrard is 11-4 (Coral) to score.
Chelsea should see off Swansea with the minimum of fuss and are 3-4 (bet365) to win. The Blues know something has to give at Anfield and they can't afford a slip-up if they want back into the title race.
(7-5, William Hill)
Gerrard to score