Liverpool: Four remaining fixtures - can they stay at the top of the Premier League table?

A look at the remaining opponents for Liverpool as they look to win their first title since 1990
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Everyone keeps saying the pressure is mounting but whether Liverpool are feeling it or not, they keep on winning.

Philippe Coutinho's strike 12 minutes from time settled a pulsating encounter in their last match, the crucial 3-2 victory over title rivals Manchester City at Anfield which went all the hosts' way in the first half with goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel.

However, City showed their resolve to bring it back to 2-2 in the second half as David Silva and a Glen Johnson own goal pulled them level, but a sliced clearance from City captain Vincent Kompany fell kindly to Coutinho to rifle in the decisive fifth goal of the match.

It means they have just four games remaining and not only are their hopes of a first title since 1990 in sight, but also in their own hands. Win the remaining four games to guarantee the Premier League.

But who do they face, where might they come unstuck and where could the title be won?

We take a look at Liverpool's remaining four fixtures to find out...

Norwich (A) - 20 April

A much lowlier opponent for Liverpool but one for whom relegation is a real concern. That could make it tough at Carrow Road where youth team coach Neil Adams will be taking charge of his first home game following the dismissal of Chris Hughton. Despite that Luis Suarez will be relishing the trip to Norfolk. The Uruguayan scored four against them in the 5-1 win for Liverpool earlier this season and he's scored hat-tricks on his last two visits to Carrow Road. The fact Suarez is playing better than at any other time in his career, Norwich have much to fear.



Chelsea (H) - 27 April

When they met earlier in the campaign the Blues triumphed 2-1. Jose Mourinho has a knack of getting results in the biggest games and while his side have made some surprising slip ups this term, most recently against Crystal Palace, the Special One will be relishing a tactical battle with his former student Brendan Rodgers. Chelsea won both games against Manchester City and beat Arsenal 6-0 at home and drew away. So without a defeat against their fellow top four teams this season Liverpool have their work cut out to pick up the points here.



Crystal Palace (A) - 3 May

Tony Pulis's side appear to have pulled away from the other relegation contenders and will probably be safe going into their penultimate game of the season. It should be a win for Liverpool, but as Palace's result against Chelsea proved, anything can happen at this stage of the season. Liverpool won 3-1 when they played earlier this season, taking a familiar early lead with all three goals for the home side going in inside 38 minutes.


Newcastle (H) - 11 May

The final game of the season is against Newcastle, a fitting finale if the Reds remain in the mix at this stage. Over the years these two sides have played out some of the greatest games in Premier League history.


The 4-3 win for Liverpool in a midweek meeting in 1996 was arguably the best top-flight game of all-time as defending took a back seat to doubles from Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore and goals from Les Ferdinand, David Ginola and Faustino Asprilla.

It was a match that hugely dented Newcastle's hopes of winning the league that year - but could they get their revenge in this match? It was a typically entertaining game earlier this season with the score ending 2-2.