Liverpool’s dreams of clinching a quadruple were dashed on the last day of the Premier League season when a tight victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers proved insufficient to prevent Manchester City from claiming the championship.
Pep Guardiola’s squad trailed Aston Villa 2-0 at home halfway through the second half, and it was improbable that Manchester City would be unable to defeat Aston Villa.
This offered optimism to Liverpool, who had been given an early blow when Pedro Neto scored off Raul Jimenez’s cross in the third minute, with Sadio Mane equalising 21 minutes later.
At that time, Jurgen Klopp’s team was poised to finish tied with City on 90 points, with Pep Guardiola’s squad finishing in the first place due to their better goal differential.
Mane’s shot was properly ruled out for offside, and Trent Alexander-long-range Arnold’s attempt was blocked as Liverpool pressed for a winner that seemed capable of securing a 20th league championship.
Six minutes before the final whistle, Mohamed Salah scored from close range to claim a share of the Golden Boot. However, Manchester City had already completed an astonishing comeback to lead 3-2 at that point.
Andy Robertson scored a late third goal for Liverpool, but there was no late equaliser at Etihad Stadium as Guardiola’s team won their sixth Premier League championship. Regardless, Anfield welcomed their team’s efforts as they came near to winning an improbable championship.