City clinch title as Liverpool forced to settle for second

City clinch title as Liverpool forced to settle for second

Liverpool earned 97 points from 38 games with a Sadio Mane brace doing the business, but Manchester City's 4-1 victory at Brighton means the Reds' 29-year title drought continues.

"Turning a 25-point deficit into just a one-point deficit in the space of one season is an incredible achievement".

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has revealed his frustration at losing the Premier League title, but is delighted to retain the Golden Boot award.

The Argentine national team player signed for Manchester United shortly after winning the 2014 Champions League title with Real Madrid and also reaching the World Cup final with his country.

Players and staff then thanked the home fans for their support during a thrilling top-flight season as they toured the ground on their customary lap of honour.

It was no surprise to see Mane (8.4) come out on top in the averages, following another star showing from the Senegalese.

"As long as this is the case we need to be very close to perfection to win the Premier League". That is special. This team is one of the best that ever played for Liverpool - 100 per cent.

Ben Pringle of the Express felt his movement "gave Liverpool a spark that was needed", on a day when the all-round performance of the team was a little jaded after their excursions against Barcelona.

Premier League Highlights: Manchester City Retain Premier League Title, Liverpool Finish Second
Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi will take charge of Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal in Baku on 29 May. He said: "We need to use young players like Ramsey who played here when he was young".

"Last season we all dreamed of playing in the Premier League - every single player in that changing room has lived the dream this year", he said before Sunday's defeat.

"If you really want something, you feel the disappointment as well".

He said: "It is hard to prepare a team for a situation like that - we score and Brighton score, stay calm".

The ex-England worldwide told the Mirror : "I don't buy into the theory that Liverpool will automatically be Manchester City's main challengers next season just because they ran them so close this time". There was no margin for error, and we managed to get over the line.

"If we're ready to make the next step we'll make that next step".

The Egyptian and his side will now shift their focus on the UEFA Champions League final, where they will face Tottenham Hotspur at Wanda Metropolitano on June 1. City were lucky in moments, we were lucky in moments.

"This team is at a wonderful age group and we will go again and develop".

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