Manchester United continue to hold up their end of the deal.
After suffering a third consecutive defeat last weekend, United have looked like a team who don’t want to play Champions League football next year, leaving the door wide open for Liverpool to steal their spot at the table.
With the Red Devil loss and Liverpool victory over Queens Park on Saturday, the Reds have climbed to just four points behind United in the Premier League standings with just three games left on both team’s schedule.
As exciting as this news is, one can’t help but wonder what could have been had Liverpool handled business against Hull two games ago. Liverpool would be sitting just one point behind United had they handed Hull a defeat back on April 28.
Nobody knows how the rest of this season will play out, but if Liverpool finish three points or fewer behind United when the season concludes, the Hull loss will be revisited over and over again during the long summer.
United have a tough fixture of games remaining. They play a Crystal Palace team, who foiled Liverpool’s season last year, this upcoming weekend before going face to face with Arsenal in two weeks, and they finish up the season against the same Hull team that handed Brendan Rodgers’ side a defeat two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Liverpool tango with a Chelsea team fresh off capturing the Premier League crown this weekend before facing off with Crystal Palace and Stoke City to finish off the campaign.
It will be tough for Liverpool to catch United, but with the way the Red Devils are playing right now, it is possible. Liverpool need to play three great matches if they want to have any chance at all.
However, the loss to Hull could prove to be a haunting one if Liverpool fall short by a few points. They should have won that game and losing it could come back to bite them in the you-know-where.