Liverpool narrowly lose out on league title despite 3-1 victory on dramatic final day!

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By: Shane Brennan

Liverpool welcomed Wolverhampton Wanders to Anfield on the final day of The Premier League season, The Reds knew that they had to win and were hoping that Aston Villa could do them a gigantic favour by getting any type of positive result against Manchester City.

The Reds knew they had to do their own job first and foremost, and they got off to the worst possible start when Jose Sa kicked a long ball up the field, Ibrahima Konate ended up miss judging the bounce of the ball and therefore he failed to make the header, and this allowed Raul Jimenez in to square the ball for Pedro Neto to smash the ball home from close range in front of a stunned Kop.

Jurgen and his men managed to compose themselves, and in turn they almost equalised through a lovely ball from Joel Matip which found Luis Diaz, but Jose Sa stood strong and Wolves lead was still intact.

The hosts were very nearly caught cold once again as Pedro Neto raced clear everyone associated with Liverpool FC held their collective breath, as the Wolves man managed to find Leander Dendoncker in space with only Alisson Becker to beat, but thankfully his shot went the wrong side of the post, as Liverpool’s nerves were jangling.

However, Liverpool were to be level shortly after the scare, as Konate found Thiago Alcantara  and his brilliant flick pass managed to find the onrushing Sadio Mane as he made no mistake finishing confidently passed Sa, to but The Reds back on level terms.

Wolves threat on the break was there all day, and they managed to beat the offside trap to set Hee Chan Hwang away as he was one on one with Alisson, but Liverpool’s goalkeeper was there for his team when they needed him most, as he produced a fine save.

The teams went into the half time break all square, and there was good news from TheEtihad stadium, as Matty Cash had given Aston Villa a shock half time lead there, but Liverpool were aware that they would have to come out of the traps fast in the second half if they were to have any chance of landing a 20th league title.

The Reds thought they were in poll position to take the League Title, when Diogo Jota  played in Sadio Mane who dinked the ball superbly over Sa into the back of the net, but The Reds joy was short lived as the linesman had his flag up for offside.

As even better news filtered through from the Etihad Liverpool panicked, and Wolves very nearly took advantage as Hwang unleashed a suburb shot that Alisson managed to tip over the crossbar.

Sadly Manchester City were to produce a rousing turn around thanks to three goals in five minutes, as İlkay Gündoğan produced a decent header, followed by a well-placed shot from Rodri, and Gündoğan completed the sensational turn around as he tapped a cross in at the far post, as Liverpool’s title hopes were all but dashed.

The Reds rallied as they found two late goals, thanks to a good instinctive finish from Mohamed Salah that came about from a Trent Alexander-Arnold Corner, and Liverpool were to make sure of all three points when Roberto Firmino linked up well with Andy Robertson, as the Scotsman managed to put the ball expertly into the back of the net, as The Reds managed to get the job done at Anfield.

In the end it was hats off to Manchester City as they managed to beat Liverpool to the finish line by just a single point.

Up next for Liverpool is the Champions League Final where they will face Real Madrid in Paris on Saturday.                                    



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