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Rush predicts one final twist in EPL title race

May 10, 2014 - 12:39am

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It ain’t over till it’s over. Liverpool legend Ian Rush is refusing to give up on the hope that Brendan Rodgers’ men can end the club’s 24-year wait for domestic glory.

Manchester City returned to the top of the table on Wednesday with their 4-0 win over Aston Villa and, given their superior goal difference, a draw against West Ham tomorrow is likely to be enough for them to clinch a second title in three years.

But Rush has experienced one of the most famous and dramatic final days in English football history and has learnt never to write off the team in second place.

Liverpool only needed to avoid defeat by more than one goal against Arsenal at the end of the 1988-1989 campaign to win the league title, but the unfancied Gunners stunned the Anfield faithful with a 2-0 win, courtesy of Michael Thomas’ injury-time strike to take the championship on goals scored.

The heartbreaking night has taught scoring great Rush to expect the unexpected when title races go down to the wire and he remains upbeat about the Reds defying the odds tomorrow.

“It is never over until the fat lady sings,” Rush told Liverpool Echo. “Sometimes, when you’re simply hanging on and not needing a win on the final day, then it can be dangerous."

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