Gary Neville has applauded Liverpool the way they challenged Manchester City for the Premier League title, acknowledging that Jurgen Klopp’s side “played like champions”.
The Reds took the title race to the final day of the season knowing that even a minute error by City at Brighton would give them a chance to win the league for the first time in 29 years.
Though Klopp’s men retained the pressure until the end, beating Wolves 2-0 taking their points tally to 97, which wasn’t enough as City took all three points at Brighton.
Former Manchester United defender Neville acknowledged that he’d impressed the way the players managed to maintain the pace with the champions till the final day.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: “They are far better than I ever imagined and have done far more than I ever imagined.
“I never thought that squad was capable of mounting a challenge for the title like they have and the Champions League. I thought they would fall in the last month but incredible credit to them.
“They have played like champions all season, they have fallen short and haven’t won it.
However, Liverpool still has a chance to bring some merry to the Anfield fans by defeating
their English rivals Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1.
— via mirror