West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says neutrals will want Liverpool to win the Premier League title on Sunday, and claims Steven Gerrard deserves to win the championship after a stellar career on Merseyside.
Allardyce's team play their final match at Manchester City, who sit two points clear going into the final game. If West Ham beat City and Liverpool win their final match against Newcastle, the title will go to Anfield.
And even though West Ham have nothing to play for, Allardyce's comments suggest he will be willing his team to do everything in their power to help Liverpool on the season's final day.
Allardyce said "from a neutral's point of view, everyone wants to see Liverpool win the league. From a personal point of view, I'd like to see Steven Gerrard win it."
"They've let it slip out of their hands, they had it for themselves to take [but] unfortunately they haven't take it and left it in the hands of Manchester City."
Liverpool have captured international acclaim this season, during which they have scored 99 goals and recorded several memorable victories, including a 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal, 4-0 routs of Everton and Tottenham and a 3-0 humiliation of Manchester United at Old Trafford.
However they have surrendered a commanding position in the Premier League title race over the past fortnight, losing at home to Chelsea before squandering a 3-0 lead at Crystal Palace on Monday night.
City have also thrilled neutrals, scoring 100 goals so far, but their exorbitant wealth and willingness to run up huge financial losses in pursuit of success has irked many supporters of less privileged clubs.