Liverpool could end the season on 97 points and still finish empty-handed.

If Manchester City win at Brighton on the final day of the season, it will be of scant consolation to Liverpool to know they are, by some distance, the best second-placed team in the history of the competition.

It seems illogical that a team who have only lost once all season could finish runners-up but that is the situation Jurgen Klopp’s men are faced with as their destiny lies out of their hands.

Barring Sergio Aguero running riot at the Amex Stadium on Sunday, Mohamed Salah will retain the Golden Boot after finding the net 22 times.

Unless the Egyptian scores a hat-trick against Wolves, it will be lowest tally since Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov collected the award in 2011 after scoring 20 goals.

Aguero, though, has moved level with Alan Shearer’s record of 11 hat-tricks this season.

The Argentinian bagged a treble on three occasions this season, putting Huddersfield, Arsenal and Chelsea to the sword in virtuoso displays.

David Silva’s six assists this season moved him on to 81 in total and into the all-time top 10 list.

The Spaniard is often at the heart of City’s moves going forward so it is perhaps no surprise to see him up to eighth.

Liverpool’s James Milner, with 82 assists, is the only active Premier League player ahead of him.

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