Despite it all, the Reds are into the final stretch of the campaign with a lot to play for.
That may be easier said than done, but Liverpool are currently the form side in the Premier League, having taken 14 points from their last six games.
Get over the hurdle of United tonight, and the Reds will look ahead to games against three sides in the bottom half of the form table – and in Burnley and Palace, two of the bottom five.
If Leicester beat Chelsea
If Chelsea beat Leicester
- Liverpool would finish above Leicester on goal difference by virtue of four wins
- Small chance of Leicester picking up goal difference; would need big swing vs. Spurs
If Chelsea and Leicester draw
If Liverpool win all of their remaining games, West Ham will no longer be a consideration for the Reds – they could, however, still technically finish above Chelsea or Leicester if results go their way.
Of course, all this will mean nothing when Bruno Fernandes scores a dubious VAR-given penalty in the 94th minute tonight…