Date:18th May 2022 at 1:14pm
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The Premier League title race will go down to the final day after Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday to move to within a point of leaders Manchester City. 

Defeat for the Reds would have handed City the title, but goals from Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip gave them victory after Nathan Redmond had put the hosts ahead at St. Mary’s.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will now have to hope that Aston Villa, managed by Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard, can deny City three points, while the Reds themselves must beat Wolves to have any chance of securing the trophy.

If Liverpool do emerge victorious and secure a second Premier League title, it will leave them with the chance to secure an unprecedented quadruple six days later as they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris.

While City may just edge their rivals in the league, Klopp’s side have been dominant in every other competition, and Pep Guardiola has already responded by securing the signing of Erling Haaland ahead of next season.

It appears that the Spaniard is not yet finished, though, as he is reportedly eyeing a move for Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella.

Cucurella has taken the Premier League by storm during his first season in England

As per The Daily Mail, Guardiola has been impressed by the left-back during his first season in English football, and is now intent on making an offer in the region of £30 million for the player.

The 23-year-old joined the Seagulls from Spanish side Getafe last year, and has since made 34 appearances in the Premier League.

The Spaniard’s form has seen him linked with a number of top clubs including Chelsea, but it appears that City have been so impressed that they are ready to make an offer.

The defender’s tally of 241 leads the way for full-backs in terms of possession won this season, and he could be a suitable candidate to appease Guardiola’s full-back problem.

City have been without Benjamin Mendy all season, meaning Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko have shared the vast majority of minutes at left-back.

Cancelo’s natural position is on the right, though, and Guardiola is therefore keen to add another option on the left, especially considering that Zinchenko was predominantly used as a midfielder at former club PSV Eindhoven.

 
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