Liverpool completed a comeback against Wolverhampton at Anfield to win 3-1. However, it was not enough as Manchester City completed a comeback of their own, and won consecutive Premier League titles. The Cityzens have now won 4 leagues in the last 5 seasons under Pep Guardiola.
Ibrahima Konate’s early mistake led to Pedro Neto’s first goal of the season. Wolves were ahead with only 3 minutes on the clock, but Liverpool restored parity after Sadio Mane put away a sublime Thiago backheel. Wolves had a few golden opportunities of their own when they couldn’t capitalize after beating Liverpool’s high line. Jurgen Klopp put Mohammed Salah on, and the Egyptian who was benched because of injury found the all-important goal, before left-back Andrew Robertson added a third.
Klopp was understandably crestfallen after the game. He said that it was the “story of his life”, but did not shy away from congratulating his Spanish counterpart. He was quoted saying
Congratulations to Man City and Pep Guardiola. Thank you to Aston Villa and Wolverhampton for making a proper game of it. You can’t do more than give your absolute best and that’s what the boys did again. We chased the best team in the world to the wire, that’s absolutely special. We’ll build a team again and go again.
What Next For Liverpool?
Manchester City, on the other hand, found themselves 2-0 down. Goals from Matty Cash and ex-Liverpool man Phillipe Coutinho put their title hopes in jeopardy. They, however, fought back fiercely.
A quickfire Gundogan brace and a Rodri goal broke Anfield hearts and firmly cemented Guardiola’s status as one of the greatest managers in the Premier League.
As the 21/22 season came to an end, it was one to remember. The final day was Aguerooo-esque, with Gundogan’s 3rd causing raucous celebration at the Etihad. Liverpool will feel demoralised, but they still have a shot at European glory.
They play Real Madrid at the Parc de Princes on Saturday. A win there would be more than a consolation, and a justified reward for their brilliance this season.
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