It would be entirely unfair on Liverpool to call them ‘bottlers’ after they finished with 97-points in the Premier League this season.

The Reds had a nine-point lead over Manchester City in early January but finished a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side on the final day of the season.

There have been people on social media claiming that Jurgen Klopp and his players ‘bottled’ it by conceding that lead but given that the Reds finished with the points total that they did, it wouldn’t be fair to question them.

 

 

Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah.

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Liverpool needed to be virtually perfect to win the Premier League and that’s what Manchester City were in their final 14 games of the season as they won every game they played since they lost to Newcastle United at the end of January.

As has been the case in previous seasons, drawing must-win games cost the Reds but the game that will haunt supporters for the next few months will be the 2-1 defeat to City themselves.

It was a game which should have seen Vincent Kompany sent off for a high boot on Mohamed Salah and it was a contest which saw John Stones clear a ball off his goal line which was less than 3mm from crossing the line.

John Stones and Mohamed Salah.

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Ultimately, Liverpool fans have accepted the way the Premier League season panned out and while it’s disappointing to have watched a side be so brilliant and still get outplayed, it’s not over.

Liverpool still have a Champions League final against Spurs to play and if they win that, they will be Champions of Europe.