The Aussie Who Holds The Fate Of English Football In His Hands

So it comes down to this.

It's the final weekend of the English Premier League, and if Manchester City beat Brighton & Hove Albion, they'll be the first Premier League team in a decade to win back-to-back titles.

Countless people are of course hoping this doesn't happen.

These people include Liverpool fans, whose team sits just one point behind City, poised to pinch a first ever Premier League crown if the leaders falter.

And of course, Brighton fans will be hoping their own team finishes with a bang, after a disappointing season when they plummeted from a mid-season mid-table position, to end up narrowly avoiding relegation.

But if "The Albion" -- as they're known -- are to thwart City, one man will have to play the game of his life. That man is Socceroos custodian Mat Ryan, The Albion's goalie.

And don't worry. The 27-year-old from Sydney knows exactly how much pressure is on him.

"The most surreal thing is having friends and family who are Liverpool supporters and having the opportunity to have such a big influence on history," Ryan told UK paper The Mirror this week.

"A couple of mates I grew up with have been messaging me. The more I think about it, the more I’m remembering the messages I’ve got!

Liverpool has more than half a million fans in Australia. They are, by a large margin, the most heavily supported EPL team among Aussies.

And while the Reds have 18 top tier English football titles to their name -- which places them second overall only to Manchester United, who have 20 -- they've never won in the Premier League era, which started in 1992/93.

"If we can disturb the party, it would be nice," Ryan said.

In several senses, this season has already been a winner for Liverpool fans.

There was of course THAT remarkable comeback the other night, which catapulted them into the Champions League final.

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And their Premier League campaign has been wonderful. Already this year, Liverpool have amassed five more points on the Premier League ladder than the previous best second-place finisher. They've lost just one of their 37 games. Just one. It really is incredible that they don't lead the league by 10 points.

But there it is. Man City still lead. And they'll more than likely win it all on Sunday night. Or they may not, if Ryan's go-go-Gadget arms have anything to do with it.

The final matches all kick off simultaneously on Sunday afternoon in England, which is 12 am Monday morning AEST.