EPL Football

Liverpool miss out Premier League title

Liverpool came from a goal down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 on Sunday, but it was not enough to earn them their second Premier League title, as they finished second, one point behind champions Manchester City who beat Aston Villa 3-2.

Thank you for your brilliant support this season, Reds. What an incredible ride this special team has taken us all on ❤

There have been so many memorable moments, together. One game to go.

See you all in Paris 🇫🇷

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 22, 2022

Wolves took a shock lead three minutes in when defender Ibrahima Konate misjudged a bouncing ball from a goal kick allowing Raul Jimenez to run in behind on the right and pick out Pedro Neto to side-foot in his first goal of the season.

However, Liverpool equalized in the 24th minute when a cute Thiago Alcantara backheel set Sadio Mane free to charge at goal and strike an effort that was so fierce, that goalkeeper Jose Sa could only get a hand to it before it went in.

Sa had to be replaced at halftime, due to an injury, by John Ruddy, and soon after Liverpool brought on Mohamed Salah in search of the winner and peppered shots at goal, only to see them continually blocked by Wolves defenders.

37′ Man City 0-1 Aston Villa
69′ Man City 0-2 Aston Villa
76′ Man City 1-2 Aston Villa
78′ Man City 2-2 Aston Villa
81′ Man City 3-2 Aston Villa

I was really nervous and City just nailed it. A heroic failure for Liverpool. Really feel sorry for the Reds as I like them.

— Faisal Caesar (@faisalyorker1) May 22, 2022

They found the breakthrough seven minutes from full-time when Salah squeezed in a loose ball in the box. Full-back Andy Robertson then put the gloss on the scoreline late on by sliding in Roberto Firmino’s cutback.

However, City’s own comeback 3-2 win over Villa meant they retained the title and Liverpool finished the season as runners-up on 92 points. Wolves finished 10th with 51 points.