Manchester city is champion – liverpool celebrates klopp

Manchester city is champion - liverpool celebrates klopp

After successfully defending the title with manchester city, pep guardiola and his players fell into each other’s arms in brighton overjoyed and sang "campeones".

At the same time, jurgen klopp took a lap of honor at the anfield stadium to thunderous applause from the audience – but with agonized laughter. Klopp did not make a secret of his disappointment over the missed chance for liverpool FC’s first championship in 29 years. "Second is not necessarily what I wanted to be tonight," he said on the channel sky sports. "But i don’t see anyone crying here."

Liverpool had hoped for a slip-up from man city on the last matchday, but the leaders showed no signs of letting up and secured an emphatic 4-1 (2-1) victory at table 17. Brighton& hove albion as expected the sixth championship title in the club’s history. "We have worked hard," said guardiola. "Of course i must also congratulate liverpool. (…) competing with this team pushed us to the performances we achieved." After the return of the team to manchester was planned in the evening a rough celebration in the etihad stadium.

At first, it even looked as if liverpool could celebrate another soccer miracle five days after their sensational 4-0 comeback in the champions league against FC barcelona. Sadio mane (17. Minute) had given the hosts the lead at home to wolverhampton wanderers, shortly after they fell behind at brighton through a goal by glenn murray (27.) behind. Worry lines were already forming on guardiola’s forehead.

But not for long. For sergio aguero (28.) almost immediately equalized the score, before aymeric laporte (38.) put the citizens on course for the championship. Then, in the second half, riyad mahrez (63.) and german national player ilkay gundogan (72.) all clear for the new and old champion. When in liverpool mane (81.) scored his second goal to make the final score 2:0, the mood was already somewhat subdued, the cheering was only restrained.

Man city just missed the best mark of 100 points, which the team had set itself in the preseason, with 98 points. For guardiola, success in the premier league was almost mandatory after another champions league failure. The citizens can now also secure the national triple. They have already won the league cup, next sunday is the FA cup final against FC watford.

Liverpool picked up 97 points – more than any premier league champion except man city. The 18-time english champions, who secured the championship for the last time so far in 1990, are still waiting for their first trophae under jurgen klopp.

So it could be on 1. June finally worked out. Then the reds face league rivals tottenham hotspur in the champions league final in madrid. A triumph was to make the premier league withdrawal forgotten. And for the coming season, goalkeeper king mohamed salah has already sent a message to the league: "next season, we’ll be fighting for the title."

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