9th February 1991
Nottingham Forest were due at Highbury but “Russian” winter storms had “battered Britain” during the week and the match was postponed, as much for the conditions around the stadium as the pitch itself.
Liverpool faced a Merseyside derby, the first of four in the coming three weeks as they faced Everton in the FA Cup fifth round. Their 3 – 1 victory took them three points clear of Arsenal with both sides having played 24 games and facing each other on at Anfield in early March.
It would be a month to the day before Liverpool won again and momentum in the title race switched to Arsenal. 1991 marked the decline of Liverpool as English football’s dominant force.
George Graham felt the title race would be a close run thing with five contenders. Nobody else was looking beyond the top two but George had to stop complacency settling in to his squad.
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