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Liverpool cruelly miss out on Premier League title despite win over Wolves

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With Manchester City trailing 2-0 at home to Aston Villa with just 15 minutes remaining, Liverpool knew that – barring a miracle at the Etihad Stadium – a victory over Wolves would secure the team a 20th league title. from Merseyside.

A 3-1 win ensued at Anfield. Unfortunately for the Reds, this miracle did the same in Manchester.

So the historic quadruple chase is finally over and also the hope of securing the domestic treble, although it’s worth remembering that Liverpool never held top spot in Sunday’s dramatic conclusion to the Premier season. League.

Lifted to the crown by Manchester City by a single point for the second time in three seasons, goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool hold their end of the bargain and push their rival to the Premier League title on the wire once. again.

With City favorites to see Villa home, a mood of more hope than expectation at Anfield was heightened when Pedro Neto fired Wolves into a shock lead within two minutes.

Buoyed by Mane’s equalizer midway through the first half, news of Villa’s surprise Etihad lead spread through the crowd – the noise erupted as the home crowd sensed a potentially ending magic in the national season.

After lifting a first league title in 30 years in empty stands during the pandemic two years ago, securing the 20th in a full stadium would have increased the feat for Liverpool tenfold.

“Obviously a few nerves today but in the end I think we did very well,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told Sky Sports.

“We kept going and found a way to win. We heard the crowd cheering and everything, but we didn’t really know what their score was. We were just trying to focus on what we had to do.”

Mane has the ball in the net for his second, but his effort has been ruled out for offside.Mane has the ball in the net for his second, but his effort has been ruled out for offside.

“We gave absolutely everything”

İlkay Gündoğan’s decisive goal for City finally put the finger on what had been a deafening atmosphere at Anfield, but once the dust settles, Liverpool will reflect on a phenomenal season that could yet culminate once again.

City’s takeover means they will remain the only English club to have achieved the domestic treble, but the Reds will end the season with a treble of their own if they beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28.

Triumph in Paris would already add European glory to FA Cup and Carabao Cup victories this year, ensuring Jürgen Klopp’s side would end the campaign on the highest of peaks.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp signals during the game.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp signals during the game.

Despite the agony of the end, it was all smiles after the final whistle as goalkeeper Alisson – tied for most clean sheets with City’s Ederson – claimed the league’s Golden Glove award .

Meanwhile, Salah added even more personal accolades as he won the most assists award and the golden boot – shared with Spurs’ Son Heung-Min – for his 23-goal season.

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“The guys gave it their all, so you can’t have too much trouble,” Henderson continued.

“We gave absolutely everything all season, until the last day, and in January we would have bitten your hand to go until the last day.

“We are a bit disappointed today. We have to congratulate City of course and then focus on next week’s game.”

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