Sadio Mane equalised for Liverpool
Sadio Mane scored his 22nd goal of the season

Liverpool’s hopes of winning a quadruple were ended on the final day of the Premier League season as a tense victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers proved too little to deny Manchester City the title.

The Reds needed to win and hope Manchester City failed to do so, and the unlikely looked to be happening when Pep Guardiola’s side found themselves 2-0 down at home to Aston Villa midway through the second half.

That gave hope to Liverpool, who had been dealt an early blow when Pedro Neto drove in from Raul Jimenez’s square ball inside the third minute, Sadio Mane slotting in an equaliser 21 minutes later.

At that stage, Jurgen Klopp’s side were set to finish level with City on 90 points, with Pep Guardiola’s team top because of their superior goal difference.

Liverpool pushed for a winner that looked like it could seal a 20th league title, Mane having an effort correctly ruled out for offside while Trent Alexander-Arnold saw a long-range effort pushed away.

The second goal finally arrived six minutes before full-time when Mohamed Salah bundled in from close range but by then Manchester City had staged an incredible comeback to lead 3-2.

Andy Robertson added a late third for the Reds but there was no late equaliser at Etihad Stadium as Guardiola’s side took their sixth Premier League title. Regardless, Anfield applauded their side’s efforts at full-time as they came close to an unlikely title.

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Liverpool

  1. Squad number7Player nameMilner
  2. Squad number9Player nameRoberto Firmino
  3. Squad number11Player nameMohamed Salah

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

  2. Squad number15Player nameBoly

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number24Player nameToti

  5. Squad number19Player nameJonny

  6. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  7. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  8. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  9. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  10. Squad number9Player nameJiménez

  11. Squad number7Player namePedro Neto

  1. Squad number11Player nameTrincão

  2. Squad number21Player nameRuddy

  3. Squad number26Player nameHwang Hee-Chan

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 32MatipBooked at 46mins
  • 5Konaté
  • 26Robertson
  • 8KeïtaSubstituted forFirminoat 70′minutes
  • 14Henderson
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forMilnerat 45′minutes
  • 20JotaSubstituted forSalahat 58′minutes
  • 10Mané
  • 23Díaz

Substitutes

  • 4van Dijk
  • 7Milner
  • 9Firmino
  • 11Salah
  • 17Jones
  • 18Minamino
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 62Kelleher
  • 67Elliott

Wolves

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Malheiro de SáSubstituted forRuddyat 45′minutes
  • 15Boly
  • 16Coady
  • 24Gomes
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 32DendonckerSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 90′minutes
  • 8Neves
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 9Jiménez
  • 7NetoSubstituted forHwang Hee-Chanat 22′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 5Marçal
  • 10Podence
  • 11Machado Trincão
  • 14Mosquera
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 20Tomás Oliveira
  • 21Ruddy
  • 26Hwang Hee-Chan

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