Liverpool’s dream of a history-making quadruple ended on Sunday as Manchester City secured a fourth Premier League title in five years.
Despite falling behind early, the Reds kept up their unbeaten domestic record in 2022. They earned a 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Andy Robertson.
Throughout the afternoon, it appeared as if that would be enough to snatch the title from City’s clutches, as the latter fell 2-0 behind to Aston Villa, who are led by Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard.
However, three goals in five minutes put the Cityzens into a late lead which they would hang on to, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side to be runners-up once again.
Speaking to Sky Sports (as quoted by Eurosport) Klopp congratulated City but expressed his disappointment also:
“Congratulations to Man City and Pep Guardiola. Thank you to Aston Villa and Wolverhampton for making a proper game of it. It’s not the result we wanted. It was a bit of a rollercoaster. I do not know the results exactly but I know they were 1-0 up – were they 2-0 up as well? Of course, at the moment, there’s disappointment here as well. “
“If it’s 5-0 to City after 10 minutes it’s just a normal game for us. It was not our best game either, but it’s all good. 92 points is absolutely incredible. We wanted it all, but now it’s OK. [Finishing second] is the story of my life. I’m still record holder for not getting promoted in Germany with the highest points tally. You need to get more points than any other teams, but we did not do that. You can not do more than give your absolute best and that’s what the boys did again. We chased the best team in the world to the wire, that’s absolutely special. We’ll build a team again and go again. “
Klopp’s Liverpool have now been runners-up twice to Guardiola’s City. This was the situation even when the pair managed Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.
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Liverpool must now switch their attention to their upcoming Champions League final with Real Madrid, but they face a mounting injury-list.
Midfielder Thiago Alcantara limped off during the victory over Wolves. This caused panic amongst the Anfield fanbase ahead of the showpiece event in Europe, with Klopp commenting after the victory:
“I think he’ll be out of the final but I do not know. He’s limping, so it’s maybe not the best sign.”