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Manchester City defend Premier League title, Liverpool second

14 May 2019

Liverpool did their bit though, beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield courtesy of a Sadio Mane brace to wrap up a fantastic season, despite the disappointment of coming second with 97 points having lost one league game all season.

Liverpool's only loss was to City at Etihad Stadium on January 3 and the team hasn't dropped any points since March 3, a 0-0 stalemate at Merseyside neighbor Everton that completed a run of four draws in six league games in a five-week span.

Pep Guardiola´s City are firm favourites to retain the title as they travel to Brighton, a team that narrowly avoided relegation.

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne lift the trophy as they celebrate winning the Premier League playing against Brighton & Hove Albion at The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain on May 12, 2019.

"People might say we could have done this or that but not really, I don't think [we could have done any more]", Klopp told Sky Sports. What that means at the end, I don't know.

Liverpool finished fourth last term with just 75 points, meaning this year's squad has made a 22-point improvement.

Speaking after the match, Klopp said: "Congratulations to Manchester City".

He suggested that this season had seen Liverpool's first real title challenge under his management and praised his players for reaching a second successive Champions League final, where they will face Tottenham Hotspur.

England global Trent Alexander-Arnold said: "I'm gutted, it is a tough one to take but City proved they are one of the best teams in the world".

"To be on this road and also qualify for the Champions League final, it's pretty special", he added.

"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.

We will go again. But here, that's how it is, no problem with that because that's the competition we are in.

Coady will be hoping that key assets like Neves will remain at the club as they try and further their form this season. "Today feels not so good but we have plenty of time to prepare for an important game in three weeks". Until the last minute we showed total commitment and that's what I went.

"(Barcelona) was for sure one of the best moments in football history, not only Liverpool. Our target during the week was to get 97 points, we got that - that's special.

Virgil van Dijk rattled the crossbar late on as Liverpool completed a remarkable season with a flourish. We're thinking about the next game on Saturday. We decide how much we enjoy this season and nobody else.

Manchester City defend Premier League title, Liverpool second