Date Liverpool could be crowned Premier League champions – Everton will hate it

Liverpool only need five more victories to guarantee they finish top of the pile in England for the first time in 30 years.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have seen off all 19 opponents at least once so far, with only a single draw from their 25 fixtures.

A win over West Ham on Monday will push them to within touching distance of their target, with the derby against Everton in March a possible title-winning occasion.

The Reds will have the chance to take Manchester City’s crown at Goodison should Pep Guardiola’s side lose in either of their next two Premier League fixtures against Arsenal or Manchester United.

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If City manage to win both games, the encounter with Crystal Palace on March 21 is another possible date, but that will be rescheduled should they reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, which could mean the title is won at the Eithad on April 4.

The earliest any team has ever lifted the trophy was United’s 2000/01 season on April 14, which looks destined to be toppled despite Klopp’s men now being unable to be crowned later this month.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss is looking for his first league triumph since back in 2011/12, but he has remained coy over the prospect despite their current 19-point advantage.

Chairman Tom Werner recently gave his thoughts on the title hopes, and said: “I am pinching myself, but we haven’t done the job yet.

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“I keep saying to everyone I talk to that we really need to savour this because I appreciate the record we have achieved so far and I don’t think it is going to come along quickly [again].

“The level of competition in this league is so great eventually you think you are going to have an off day.

“But that hasn’t happened yet, which is a great compliment to Jurgen because obviously, the team is playing at peak talent every week.

“As Jurgen said, we haven’t done the job. We haven’t accomplished anything yet. There will be time to enjoy this even more at the end of the season.”

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Liverpool take on David Moyes’ West Ham at Anfield on Monday having beaten them 2-0 back in January, with Klopp urging his side to remain focused despite their 1-0 Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid.

He said: "It's to put things right, just not in the [same] competition.

"It's a little bit strange, yes we lost the game and there's absolutely no positive in it, we lost the game.

“But it's important if there's any help in that result it's that you felt that defeat and it felt like a defeat.”

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