Liverpool are currently fourth in the table, two points behind City and one ahead of Arsenal, and with the former all but secure, fourth place will be hotly contested.
And though three points would guarantee Liverpool a Champions League place for next season, if results go the other way they could face a rare situation.
This would be due to both sides finishing with the same points (73), goals scored (75) and goal difference (+33), with head-to-head results not considered in the Premier League.
There is also the possibility of Liverpool meeting City in a similar play-off for third, if the Reds beat Boro 3-0 and Watford hold Pep Guardiola’s side to a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road.
These would be held at a neutral venue—and would be a Premier League first, given its unlikely nature.
What’s required for a play-off match:
But the looming threat of a play-off is certainly intriguing—and stranger things have happened.
Fortunately, Liverpool have already beaten Arsenal twice in 2016/17: the 4-3 win at the Emirates on the opening day of the season, and the 3-1 victory at Anfield in March.