Gary Neville decides when he wants Liverpool to win Premier League title

Liverpool need just four more wins to wrap up the Premier League title after coming from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 at Anfield tonight.

Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying league leaders restored their 22-point lead at the top late on against the Hammers, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scoring in the final 20 minutes to snatch the victory.

Georgio Wijnaldum had fired them in front, only for Issa Diop and Pablo Fornals strikes to swing the game in the visitors' favour.

Fortunately for Klopp, his side can become champions by winning their next four games thanks to Salah and Mane's late goals.

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If second-place Manchester City don’t drop points in the same period, the Reds could end their 30-year wait for a title as early as March 21 – when they are due to lock horns with Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Nevertheless, Manchester United legend Gary Neville is clutching onto the slight hope that Liverpool won’t be able to celebrate their long-awaited triumph on TV.

Prior to the Reds’ win over West Ham this evening on Monday Night Football, the Sky Sports pundit expressed his desire for City to hand them the title by dropping points against either Burnley on March 14 or Southampton on April 11.

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City play at 3pm on both of those dates, meaning no television cameras would be running to capture Liverpool finally becoming champions.

“I have just been given my March and April fixtures this morning and my absolute preference is for Man City to drop points at either Burnley or Southampton to hand Liverpool the title,” he said.

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“There will be no Sky cameras anywhere near it!

“They are both Saturday afternoon three o'clocks and I will be out of the way at home.

“The last place I want to be is in the stadium when they win it.

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“I know that doesn't suit the company, Sky and even the Liverpool fans at home, but if City could drop points at either Burnley or Southampton that would be ideal!”

Liverpool claimed their 18th victory on the bounce tonight to move a step closer to the title, but were made to work extremely hard for it.

It was Wijnaldum who edged them in front, heading home from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross after nine minutes.

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Diop then produced a header of his own three minutes later to give West Ham a surprise leveller, before Fornals silenced Anfield by converting past Alisson 10 minutes into the second half.

Just as David Moyes began to dream of a shock upset, though, Salah fired a tame effort Fabianski's way and the Hammers goalkeeper let it slip through his legs and into the back of the net.

Mane then ensured the Reds made it 18 wins on the bounce by tapping home from close range with nine minutes remaining.

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