LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation.
Now, unusually, Liverpool need a swift recovery by their great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday.
Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year English title drought could hinge on a big favor from sixth-place United when they host Manchester City on Wednesday.
After beating Cardiff 2-0 on Sunday, Liverpool are two points ahead of City with three games remaining. But Pep Guardiola's champions have a game in hand over Liverpool so defending the title is still under their control — unless they fail to beat United.
*****Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring against Cardiff City during the English Premier League soccer match at The Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, April 21, 2019.