Premier League presentation teams to be at Man City and Liverpool with genuine trophy at Etihad Stadium

Premier League officials have confirmed they will set up identical presentations at the Etihad Stadium and at Anfield as they expect the title race to go down to the wire. 

It looked as thought the title race was over when Southampton led Liverpool on Tuesday evening as a victory for the Saints would have handed the title to Manchester City. 

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side fought back to win 2-1. Therefore, the winners of the 2021-2022 Premier League season will be decided following City’s clash with Aston Villa and Liverpool’s game against Wolves. 

A win at the Etihad will secure Pep Guardiola’s side their fourth title in five Premier League seasons.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Southampton, Jurgen Klopp said it would be very ‘unlikely’ that City would drop points against Villa but insisted it is ‘possible’. 

The Liverpool manager said: ‘Of course it is unlikely because City play at home against Aston Villa, who play only on Thursday. That game will be tough against Burnley because they fight for survival.

‘But it is football. I think the time when City became champion [in 2019] it was because of 11 millimetres. If someone wants us to be champion then we have to win first and Aston Villa need to get a point at City. It is possible, not likely but possible. That is enough.’

While Guardiola said: ‘Against this Liverpool side, you cannot win the league with four games to go. You have to fight until the end. The big privilege is that it is at home and it is in our hands.

‘We won’t look at anyone else – we’ll just try and win our game. I’m pretty sure the Etihad Stadium will be full and they’ll be supporting us.’