WHICHEVER team finishes second in the Premier League will do so having totalled well over 90 points, a remarkable scenario and one that has made the title race compelling for neutrals.

Winning 3-2 at Newcastle United on Saturday took Liverpool to 94 points, while Manchester City can reach 95 if they win this evening at home to Leicester.

No matter what happens at the Etihad, the title race will be resolved on Sunday when Liverpool host Wolves and City go to Brighton.

Former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson, the Reds’ captain, will be watching from home tonight, aware his team may finish second best if City do not drop point in their remaining two matches.

“I suppose it’s good for the neutral!” he admitted.

“To be fair to us, it’s been a great challenge. City are a great team but so are we. We’ve competed right to the very end. Whoever gets it will deserve it.

“From our point of view, we couldn’t have done any more. It’s going to the last game and we need to finish on a high at Anfield and then pray that something, a miracle, can happen.

“We’ve got a game on Tuesday, a big game and we’ll have to focus on that, but I’m sure we’ll watch it. The lads will watch the game. Yeah, like I say, pray for a miracle.”

Liverpool at Anfield against Barcelona tomorrow when they need three goals to level the tie on aggregate.

They got three at St James’, albeit conceding two to the Magpies, with Divock Origi the hero with a late winner.

Henderson added: “It is big moments every week and we have kept this race going right to the last game. And you never know what can happen in football.

“We just focus on winning games and we’ll just see what happens. That was a big moment for us because we wanted to come here and win and take it to the last game which we’ve now managed to do. I’m delighted for the lads. Delighted.

“They deserved that, not only for what they gave today but for what they’ve given all season. We have given everything all season.

“We deserve something at the end of it, we’ve just got to keep going, keep fighting right to the last minute and see what happens.”