Arsenal last five fixtures compared to Liverpool and Man City as Jürgen Klopp need clear

Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta before Liverpool drew with Arsenal at Anfield earlier this season.
Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta before Liverpool drew with Arsenal at Anfield earlier this season. -Credit:Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool is now outright third in the Premier League after Arsenal beat Wolves thanks to goals from Leandro Trossard and Martin Ødegaard. Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 today too but that was in the FA Cup.

The Reds are in action later in the weekend against Fulham at Craven Cottage. There is almost no margin for error now with the run-in well and truly here. After losing to Crystal Palace, Liverpool needs help from elsewhere. At least one of the contenders is likely to win all of their remaining fixtures (and it could feasibly be that all three do it) but it is no longer in Liverpool's hands.

Liverpool needs to hope that Manchester City, who is now two points ahead and with a better goal difference, either loses or draws and the goal difference can be overturned. The chances of that are probably slim, but there is some hope.

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How do each of the final stretches of games compare? has taken a look and assessed the strength of the opponents that each team will face. There are no easy games and nothing can be taken for granted for either Arsenal or Manchester City — but Liverpool will need to improve swiftly performance-wise to stand a chance.

Arsenal's remaining fixtures (all kick-offs are UK times)

Chelsea [H] - Tuesday 23 April (8pm)
Tottenham [A] - Sunday 28 April (2pm)
Bournemouth [H] - Saturday 4 May (12:30pm)
Manchester United [A] - Sunday 12 May (4.30pm)
Everton [H] - Sunday 19 May (4pm) says: Arsenal probably has the hardest run-in but in each of its games, the Gunners will be the favorites to win. The turnaround to the game against Chelsea on Tuesday is very short but it is a boost Premier League-wise to have been knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

Manchester City's remaining fixtures

Brighton [A] - Thursday 25 April (8pm)
Nottingham Forest [A] - Sunday 28 April (4:30pm)
Wolves [H] - Saturday 4 May (5:30pm)
Fulham [A] - Saturday 11 May (12.30pm)
Tottenham [A] - Tuesday 14 May (8pm)
West Ham [H] - Sunday 19 May (4pm) says: Manchester City has done it before and should do it again. Where would you expect Pep Guardiola's side to slip up here? Spurs away could be tricky but they already won there earlier in the season in the FA Cup. They can win that but Liverpool has to hope that they don't.

Liverpool's remaining fixtures

Fulham [A] - Sunday 21 April (4:30pm)
Everton [A] - Wednesday 24 April (8pm)
West Ham [A] - Saturday 27 April (12:30pm)
Tottenham [H] - Sunday 5 May (4:30pm)
Aston Villa [A] - Monday 13 May (8pm)
Wolves [H] - Sunday 19 May (4pm) says: The Reds have the middle run-in with Manchester City's easier on paper and Arsenal's harder. At this time of the year, though, things can always change. Aston Villa could already have confirmed a top-four spot by the time Liverpool goes to Villa Park, or Unai Emery's team could be fighting and needing to win. Things like that will dictate how difficult each match is.

An original version of this story was first published on April 14. It has since been updated.