Back in August, the thought of Liverpool being 22 points ahead of Manchester City seemed highly unlikely.

The two teams looked set to lock horns in another Premier League title battle, but Pep Guardiola’s champions were the favourites in the eyes of some.

Instead, Liverpool have conquered all who have stood before them, picking up 73 points from a possible 75 this season.

It leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men needing just 18 points to clinch title glory, achieving the feat for the first time since 1990.

While Klopp has earned endless praise for his efforts, Guardiola has suffered some criticism for City’s surprise dip.

One journalist who believes Liverpool have the Spaniard to thank for Klopp’s brilliance is the Manchester Evening News‘ Stuart Brennan.

He has wrote an article suggesting as such, stating that the Liverpool boss is now adopting Guardiola’s ‘more honest approach’:

Needless to say, these Reds supporters mocked Brennan on Twitter, accusing him of bitterness and hailing Klopp in the process.

How many points above Man City will Liverpool finish this season?

Under 20

20-26

Over 26