Liverpool beat Wolves but lose out on title to Manchester City
May 13, 2019 12:58 PM NPT
Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - May 12, 2019 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum look on during the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
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LIVERPOOL, May 13: Liverpool’s 29-year wait for a league title will continue after they had to settle for runners-up spot behind Manchester City despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the Premier League season.
The victory for Juergen Klopp’s side at Anfield on Sunday thanks to Sadio Mane’s double became irrelevant to the title outcome as City won 4-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion to ensure their second straight league crown.
It will be hard to stomach for Liverpool after such an excellent campaign but Klopp’s men, beaten just once in the Premier League this season, finished one point behind City with 97, a record total for a team coming runners-up.
“As long as City are around, with the quality and financial power, it’s not easy that any other team will pass them. That is clear,” said German coach Klopp.
“We have to be very close to perfection to win the Premier League, I think this is the case. The season is a very long, hard one. You have to deal with setbacks.