Liverpool's destiny is in their own hands on Sunday in the final match of the Premier League season, as they know a win over Middlesbrough at Anfield would be enough for them to secure a UEFA Champions League spot.
The Reds are in fourth place in the table ahead of the contest, a point clear of Arsenal. The Gunners must win and hope Liverpool drop points to the Championship-bound Teesiders.
It'll be a fascinating atmosphere at Anfield, one that'll no doubt be laced with nerves and expectation. Here are all the details needed on where to catch the action, the latest team news for both sides and a look at how this fixture will play out.
Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 3 p.m. (BST), 10 a.m. (ET)
TV Info: Sky Sports (U.K.), NBC Sports (U.S.)
Liverpool: After sitting out the win over West Ham United on Sunday, Roberto Firmino is the big doubt for the Reds, meaning Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi may continue up front. Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson are both long-term absentees.
Likely XI: Simon Mignolet; Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, James Milner; Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana; Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge
Middlesbrough: After back-to-back losses against Chelsea and Southampton, manager Steve Agnew may well make some significant changes for their last game in the Premier League for another season at least.
Likely XI: Brad Guzan; Fabio, Calum Chambers, Ben Gibson, George Friend; Adam Clayton, Adam Forshaw, Marten De Roon; Stewart Downing, Adama Traore, Alvaro Negredo
Although there were heady ambitions of winning the Premier League title early in the campaign, Liverpool supporters would have been delighted to be in this position if offered at the start of the 2016-17 term.
Indeed, the team have made undeniable progress under the guidance of Klopp. In the early stages of the season, the Reds' form was frightening, as they brushed aside teams.
That spark has been sapped by the rigours of a long season, but there were some signs it was back on Sunday when Liverpool tore West Ham United apart in a 4-0 win.
The orchestrator-in-chief of that win was Coutinho. As noted by Jack Lusby of This Is Anfield, he was so incisive in his use of the ball:
Jack Lusby @jacklusby_
Philippe Coutinho created more chances on Sunday vs. West Ham (six) than in any other Premier League game in 2016/17. Found a new home. #LFC https://t.co/NSm5xUv3oR2017-5-17 09:42:28
Given Middlesbrough are likely to come to Merseyside and sit deep in this encounter, the Reds will need the Brazilian to find those lock-picking passes again on Sunday. They'll also be looking for Sturridge to latch on to the end of some.
The striker made his first start since January in the Premier League at the London Stadium and was lethal when played in by the Liverpool No. 10, netting the opening goal of the game. It's a goalscoring instinct Liverpool have lacked at times in crucial tussles this season.
There's a chance this fixture may be Sturridge's last for Liverpool, with some speculation gathering pace he may be on his way out of Anfield. As noted by Sky Sports Statto, he's not played nearly enough football in recent years:
Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto
Daniel Sturridge scores his 3rd PL goal of the season. Since scoring 21 PL goals in 2013-14, has started only 24 of 113 Liverpool PL games https://t.co/xkBlULJ0ZS2017-5-14 13:56:40
Although Liverpool will be expected to secure a comfortable win here, if the game does start slowly there will be edginess around Anfield.
Boro, for all their flaws, have shown they can frustrate big sides this season. They've drawn twice with Manchester City and held Arsenal to a 0-0 at the Emirates Stadium. If they can dig in at Anfield—where Liverpool have failed to win any of their last three games—then perhaps they can make things interesting.
But Liverpool have performed well when under pressure this term and you sense the iconic stadium will be a cauldron of noise for this one. Should the Reds score early, as they did against West Ham a week ago, they should cruise to a comprehensive triumph.
Prediction: Liverpool 4-0 Middlesbrough