Liverpool, somehow, still have their top-four chances in their own hands despite a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Southampton.
This was very much two points dropped for Liverpool, who needed to win all three of their final games to guarantee qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Saturday had seen City produce a convincing 5-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace, giving the Reds’ closest challengers back the advantage.
However, a 2-0 win for Arsenal at home to United on Sunday afternoon proved a major let-off for Liverpool.
This ensures Liverpool remain in the driver’s seat as far as finishing in the top four is concerned at this stage.
But City (one), United (one) and Arsenal (two) all still have games in hand, meaning the Reds need to win both of their remaining games to guarantee a top-four finish.