Liverpool gave Manchester City the upper hand in the title race after being held to a 3-3 draw by Crystal Palace last Monday.Reuters

Liverpool legend Ian Rush insists that this season's Premier League title race will experience another dramatic twist during matchweek 38 on Sunday.

Manchester City look confident of winning the title this season and need only one point to be declared winners while Liverpool need the Citizens to lose if they are to stand a chance of winning the league.

However, Rush cites an example from his playing days when the Reds dramatically lost the title on the last day of the season in 1989. Needing to avoid defeat by more than a one-goal margin to be crowned champions, Liverpool lost 0-2 at Anfield to Arsenal, handing over the coveted prize to the Gunners.

The Welsh international states that Manuel Pellegrini's side too could go through a similar catastrophe on the last day and stresses that his former employers should be ready to take advantage if the league leaders suffer a shocker against West Ham United on Sunday.

"I have a sneaky feeling that the league will be won on 84 points. You just never know. It is never over until the fat lady sings. Sometimes when you're simply hanging on and not needing a win on the final day, then it can be dangerous," Rush told the Liverpool Echo.

"There will be another twist and turn. I fully feel that will happen but Liverpool have got to be in the position to capitalise on any slip-up."

"If we had needed to beat Arsenal on the final day of the season in '89 then we would've done. Stranger things have happened and Arsenal capitalised on our mistakes," he added.

Rush also states that Liverpool must concentrate on the task at hand and end their campaign with three points against Newcastle United at home, praying that City are stunned by Sam Allardyce's men.

After playing 37 matches, the Citizens are on top of the table with 83 points while Brendan Rodgers' side are second with 81 points.

But the Etihad outfit hold a massive advantage over the Merseyside club by virtue of holding a superior goal difference.

"The most important thing for Liverpool is to beat Newcastle United. If City win the game then it just wasn't to be. But if they don't and Liverpool fail to beat Newcastle then it would be terrible," Rush explained.

"The only thing Liverpool have to concentrate on this weekend is getting three points and finishing on 84 points for the season. So Liverpool need to focus on getting three points in the bag and waiting to see what happens at City," the former striker concluded.