Maurizio Sarri was a new manager to the Premier League. When all the teams vying for a top four spot didn’t want to make it, his team has snapped up the chance to go third. You would expect he would be happy and cheerful but he is not.
Maurizio Sarri is sorry. He is the Chelsea manager and he is sorry for Liverpool fans, as well as Jurgen Klopp. Not that Klopp needs his sympathy but the Italian feels he can relate to the Liverpool manager. Sarri was in a similar situation to Klopp as he ended his last season at Napoli with 91 points without winning the league.
Liverpool tried all season to one up Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, at one point even being top of the league at Christmas. The league title went to Manchester City as they relentlessly kept on winning their games since January.
At the end, Liverpool won 97 points: enough to win the league in 99% of past seasons but City finished with one more point. Liverpool fans are now left hoping that the match against Spurs will end up with much awaited silverware. The Champions League will certainly dull out the pain of not winning the Premier League yet again.
“I’m really sorry for Liverpool fans and [Jurgen] Klopp but the season of Manchester City was wonderful.”
– Maurizio ‘Sorry’ Sarri via Metro
Despite all this disappointment, Liverpool will find consolation in the fact that they ended the season with two of the three top-goalscorers. Alisson with 21 clean sheets is also the Golden Glove winner for the season. So the individual accolades have come to Anfield, all that remains is a trophy. About that…