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Countdown to the Mersey derby: How Liverpool have stormed to the brink of the Premier League title - in pictures

Jurgen Klopp's side can go within one game of lifting the trophy with a win against Everton on Sunday night

Liverpool can close to within one win of a first league title in 30 years when they return to action for the first time in three months against city rivals Everton on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's men set a record-breaking pace in the opening eight months of the season, dropping just five points in 29 games to open up a 22-point lead at the top of the table.

A maximum of two wins are now needed from the last nine games to end the long wait, but Liverpool could be champions as soon as Monday if they beat Everton and Manchester City lose to Burnley 24 hours later.

Despite concerns over supporters congregating around the stadiums, Sunday's clash will take place at Everton's Goodison Park (kick off 10pm UAE), less than a mile from Liverpool's Anfield home.

A Merseyside derby like no other will take place behind closed doors, but Klopp is just relieved to have the chance to complete the job on the field after some suggested the season be declared null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Victory at Goodison will mean Liverpool's three-decade wait can come to an end on Wednesday when they host Crystal Palace at Anfield, no matter how City fare against Burnley.

To see the story of Liverpool's season unfold, click on the gallery above, or swipe to see the next result and picture.

Updated: June 21, 2020 12:38 PM

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