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Why Liverpool fans are changing their profile pictures to Burnley star

Friday April 26 2019

Burnley's English striker Ashley Barnes and Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson celebrate after New Zealand striker Chris Wood scores the second goal during their English Premier League match against Everton at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on March 3, 2018. PHOTO | OLI SCARFF |

Burnley's English striker Ashley Barnes and Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson celebrate after New Zealand striker Chris Wood scores the second goal during their English Premier League match against Everton at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on March 3, 2018. PHOTO | OLI SCARFF |  AFP

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The Premier League is gripped by the tensest title battle in years, as Manchester City lead Liverpool by a single point with just three games of the season to play.

Both sides have had sensational campaigns, but there can only be one winner - will City win back-to-back titles or can Liverpool win the league for the first time in the Premier League era?

All eyes are on the title race and that means there's plenty of room for fans of other teams to have a bit of fun.

With Liverpool needing Man City to drop points to end 29 years of hurt, that Burnley YouTube kid Vizeh has convinced loads of Reds fans to update their Twitter profile pics to a picture of Burnley's striker Ashley Barnes ahead of the Clarets’ game against City on Sunday.

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United failed to provide the stumbling point in City’s race for the title on Wednesday, Liverpool fans’ hopes now turn to Ashley and his pals, who recently helped put a spanner in the works for Chelsea’s top four ambitions.

By the sounds of it, Vizeh's call to arms has had some impact.

Could it work? Probably not, no. But there is reason for Liverpool fans to hope that Burnley could prove a bit sticky for Pep’s lads.

We researched it. It checks out. They are the king slayers.

Failing that, there’s another man who may want to exorcise some demons…

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who came very close to winning the Premier League with the Reds in 2014, now manages Leicester City who Man City will face in their penultimate game on May 6.

Maybe Brendan will be the hero of Anfield once again? Of course, that is assuming Liverpool don't ruin the party for themselves - they've got a bit of form for that.

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