Liverpool news: Jordan Henderson says, 'do us a favour Stevie!'

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Jordan Henderson wants a "favour" from former team-mate Steven Gerrard on Sunday when Liverpool will bid to claim the Premier League title.

The Reds beat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday night at St Mary's to ensure the title race goes to the final day of the season.

Liverpool will head into it a point behind Manchester City and with an inferior goal difference so they know only a win over Wolves at Anfield will be good enough for them to stand any chance.

But even if the do win, Jurgen Klopp's men will need City to slip up at home to Aston Villa, now managed by Gerrard. It will bring back memories of the last day of the 2018/19 season when Liverpool needed City to drop points at Brighton but after falling behind early on, they went on to post a 4-1 victory.

Looking ahead to Sunday's D-Day, Henderson told Sky Sports: "We've had this before when they played Brighton.

"You know what's going on and it's hard to focus on the game.

"But hopefully, that experience, we've learned from it and we'll just concentrate on what we need to do and hopefully Stevie and Villa can do us a favour at City." Asked if he'd call Gerrard before the match, he added: "I might do!" Henderson added he was proud about how Liverpool had managed to take the race to the final day - they had trailed City by 14 points at one stage, albeit with two games in hand. "If you look back to January and said it will go right to the wire and to the last game I think we'd have took it right then because we were quite far off City.

"I think you've got to give lots of credit to the lads in how we've went about our business in the second half of the season."

Takumi Minamino
Takumi Minamino

Jurgen Klopp described his chance of winning the title on Sunday as "not likely but possible".

He told BBC Sport: "Of course it is unlikely because City play at home against Aston Villa, who play only on Thursday. It will be tough against Burnley, they fight for survival.

"But it is football. I think the time when City became champion [in 2019] it was because of 11 millimetres [a reference to John Stones' goalline clearance when the sides met]. "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." Liverpool fully deserved their win, although the nerves may well have been jangling after they fell behind to a cracking strike from Nathan Redmond.

Takumi Minamino, one of nine Liverpool changes from their FA Cup final-winning team, soon levelled and after the break Joel Matip bagged the winner, heading home a rather fortunate goal, the ball being headed against his head by Kyle Walker-Peters before it looped into the net.

Liverpool goal
Liverpool goal

Still, it was hard to argue that the result was in any way wrong. Southampton struggled throughout, having only four shots in the match to Liverpool's 24. The hosts also had only 28 per cent of possession.

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