Liverpool: Four remaining fixtures - can they stay 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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Liverpool are now just four games away from winning the Premier League title.

Victory over Manchester City ensured they came through their toughest test of the season and also delivered an almighty blow on one of their rivals for the title.

With the championship remaining in their own hands there are still some tough tests to come - particularly the next match at Anfield which comes against their other title rivals.

If Brendan Rodgers can mastermind wins in Liverpool's final four games, the title is coming to Anfield for the first time in 24 years.

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

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

Norwich (A) - 20 April

A much lowlier opponent than Liverpool faced in their last game, but one for whom victory is just as vital. Relegation is a very real concern for Norwich, particularly after they suffered defeat to Fulham at the weekend and considering their final run of fixtures looks particularly tough. Neil Adams will be taking charge of his first home game following the dismissal of Chris Hughton as well. 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 title rivals this season Liverpool have their work cut out to pick up the points here. Chelsea have only added to the pressure as well after John Terry suggested the Blues wanted to see Liverpool beat Manchester City. Liverpool though will have been happy to see Chelsea progress in the Champions League - this game is sandwiched by the Blues' semi-final meetings with Atletico Madrid.



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.