Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp may be neck and neck in the race for the Premier League's whiniest manager but when it comes to the title that matters, Manchester City landed what looked like a killer blow at the weekend.
Tottenham's failure to afford the Champions League finalists an easy three points was a source of frustration for Klopp who was quite happy to overlook Antonio Conte's men beating City in February with only 28% possession.
"I don't like this kind of football but that is my problem, I cannot coach it," he said of Spurs' defensive set-up.
The 1-1 draw temporarily put the Reds top but handed the advantage to Pep's side who needed no second invitation, thrashing Newcastle 5-0.
It didn't stop Pep taking a swipe at a perceived bias towards their title rivals. "One week ago, we were in front, (but) everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone," he said.
"Of course Liverpool have an incredible history, in Europe and competitions. Not in Premier League, just won one in 30 years. But it is not a problem at all. The situation is what it is."
That is likely to be one in 31 years, with Manchester City's three-point advantage with three games to play seeing their odds of winning the Premier League slashed to 1/10 with Planet Sport Bet. Liverpool are now 6/1.
At the bottom the situation is much less clearcut, however, with Everton the weekend's big winners.
A second successive victory for Frank Lampard's men lifted the Toffees out of the bottom three, with the Merseyside club still having a game in hand on Burnley and Leeds below them.
It resulted in Everton, who were odds-on to go down ahead of their clash with Chelsea on May 1, being pushed out to 10/1 for the drop.
Leeds, who replaced them in the relegation zone following their 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, are 10/11 to be playing Championship football next season.
Burnley, above Leeds only on goal difference, are back in to Evens from 9/4 after a damaging home defeat to Aston Villa.