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Liverpool’s taste for a late show is the only thing keeping the title race alive

The Reds have scored late goals to secure three points in their last three games

It must be boring watching Man City go 2-0 and then barely break a sweat as they get another three points, mustn’t it?

OK, it probably isn’t if you’re a City fan but it certainly is for everyone else.

So we should be thankful to Liverpool for actually injecting some excitement into this title race.

Salah is back

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Salah is back

The Reds left it late against Southampton to make sure they got the win with a goal in the 80th minute from Mo Salah before Jordan Henderson secured the victory.

It was Salah’s 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool and he broke an eight game barren run and is still just a single strike behind Sergio Aguero for the Golden Boot.

The trip to St. Mary’s was seen as a real banana skin for Liverpool in their effort to win a first league title since 1990 but having gone a goal down Salah inspired an impressive comeback to move two points clear of City at the top.

While City have been operating in auto pilot recently with the most routine of wins against both Fulham and Cardiff in the last week, Liverpool have made their three victories against Saints, Spurs and Fulham look like very hard work.

But it is their taste for a late show which is the only thing keeping the title race alive. 

Admittedly Liverpool threw away a seven-point lead at the top but had they not completed the hat-trick of dramatic wins in their last three City would be out of sight by now.

You just know its going in when it’s Milner

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You just know its going in when it’s Milner

Against Fulham at Craven Cottage Virgil van Dijk and Alisson combined to somehow allow Ryan Babel to nip in a score a wholly undeserved equaliser at 1-1.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side have shown a resilience this season to win games like this.

Mr. Reliable James Milner stepped up to score an 80th-minute penalty and snatch a crucial three points from Craven Cottage,

Hugo, you’re too kind

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Hugo, you’re too kind

Against Spurs the Reds’ backline took a second half battering from Harry Kane and co but in true title winners’ fashion they somehow managed to sneak away with a win.

Mostly, in fact completely, it was down to another Hugo Lloris gaffe which saw Toby Alderweireld knock the ball into his own net.

But in truth it was a reflection of the never-say-die attitude that Klopp has managed to instill into this team.

The late show at Southampton proved that Liverpool really might have what it takes to go all the way this time.

Most importantly they need to keep the pressure on City to make sure their rivals have to go to Old Trafford and win in the Manchester derby.

How sweet would it be for Liverpool fans if it were Man United who ended up being the team to hand them the title?