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Premier League title race comes down to final 90 minutes

13 May 2019

A run of 14-straight wins to end the season saw them overcome a stunning Liverpool side to win the title by one-point, as City rallied from being seven points back in early January to lifting the trophy aloft in the South Coast sun on May 12.

But, after Liverpool's record-breaking campaign this time around, Klopp is confident the Reds can keep the likes of Mohamed Salah at Anfield. "You have to deal with setbacks", he told reporters. That is the competition we are in.

It's a truly unique situation in English football for two teams be touching the 100-point mark, and it's looking increasingly likely that Liverpool will finishing second with 97 points.

As the table shows, if Man City win the league, Liverpool will still bank an extra £1.4m, whilst if Liverpool did overturn the points lead, they would bank an estimated £5.2m more than Man City (Liverpool £1.9m more in place money and Man City £1.9m less). "We push each other, I push myself, they push me". "It's only the first step".

Previous year the total broadcasting income was £126.4m but with Newcastle guaranteed to be between three and five places lower in the table, every position below tenth will equal £1.9m in place money. The boys were all there from last season apart from Alisson.

Sadio Mane put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later at Brighton. He had a big impact but all the rest were here last season. "Not bad. We helped a little bit with pushing them there, but [they have] all my respect".

Liverpool's wait for a league title will now stretch to at least 30 years and the Champions League finalists will aim to end a seven-year wait for silverware of any kind against Tottenham on June 1.

And with City away and clear and the title out of reach, the Anfield fans paid tribute to their players all the way to the final whistle. "I have a feeling next season we will try to be where we are this year".

Liverpool have been awesome all season as they've lost just once in the Premier League, but they still find themselves trailing City by a solitary point and it'll stay that way unless the Seagulls can do the Reds a huge favour. Our target during the week was to get 97 points, we got that - that's special. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City in a record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July. That took Mane to 21 goals in another prolific season, and he would finish it with 22 league strikes after adding a second against Wolves in the second half.

Premier League title race comes down to final 90 minutes