Well that wasn’t so fun.
Liverpool were in the game for long periods, and then calamitous errors from Alisson and the back four cost the game and, surely, the title. The Reds were all over the place playing out from the back, allowing Man City to easily break through and score four goals.
Jürgen Klopp said as much
“I saw a really good game and big mistakes”, BBC Sport report the Liverpool manager as saying. “In each game when you make these kind of mistakes it’s very likely you concede goals. I think it’s easy to agree that the first half was a really good game, two sides really trying a lot to cause problems for each other, and I like a lot I saw in the game.
“Coming out in the second half they changed the system and we didn’t move enough in midfield. We scored our goal and in that moment it was possible the game goes in our direction, but Alisson made two massive mistakes, gave two goals away and then a genius situation from Phil Foden.
“The confidence could have suffered after the last game but tonight I a saw a very confident team if I’m honest. I liked the football we played. It’s very difficult to explain that we lost 4-1. There’s a lot of things I want to see in the next game, 100%.”
Of course, the mistakes primarily from Alisson but also throughout the back line cost big time, and he said such.
”We were not really under pressure there... you can shoot the ball in the stands, we just gave it away. Apart from that the game ends 1-1. The performance was good enough at least to draw, and that’s it. We just have to carry on. We will do that. It’s not the best moment of our lives, we have to fight but we have to play as well.”
Well that’s that. The title is done, and the Reds just need to do enough to secure top four. The focus will now, rightly, turn to the Champions League, as the last trophy Liverpool can win this year.