Aguero seeks Champions League glory with City

Jamie Carragher hailed the current Liverpool FC players as the greatest Reds side of the past 30 years after Jurgen Klopp's men finished as Premier League's runners up on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool strikers Salah and Mane both ended the season on 22 league goals, sharing the "Golden Boot" award with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

As it transpired, the fake version was not needed as goals from Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez, and Ilkay Gundogan saw City become the first side to win back-to-back titles since Manchester United in 2009.

Brighton did actually take the lead when Glen Murray headed past Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson from a corner kick.

"So it puts a huge importance after his three-and-a-half years in charge on that Champions League final at the start of June". Competing against that team, we do what we should have done.

City has won the Premier League four times since the influx of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth following a 2008 takeover, having only won the title twice before that.

City matched their record total of 32 wins from last season and accrued a total of 98 points, the second highest in Premier League history behind the 100-point tally they achieved past year.

"It's the toughest title we have won in all my career, by far", added the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

Instead City responded in ruthless fashion to snuff out Liverpool's hopes of a first title since 1990.

They haven't quite been able to replicate their scintillating goalscoring exploits from last term in the league, but Guardiola's side have been even more clinical in domestic cup competitions, as well as Europe.

They're the first team to win back-to-back titles since Manchester United in 2007-8 and 2008-9. "I have a feeling next season we will try to be where we are this year".

Sadio Mane put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later at Brighton.

Over at the Thunderbird Bistro along Robertson Walk, about 30 City fans went through a gamut of emotions themselves, particularly in the first half.

"I don't think they need to pick themselves up", Cox told Press Association Sport. "If he's being nice and gives you a pat on the back the team doesn't perform", he said.

"As long as City are around, with the quality and financial power, it's not easy that any other team will pass them". It's better to focus on what we do.

The City manager does not want any drop off in fitness or concentration before Saturday's assignment against Watford at Wembley and, while the players were granted a day off on Monday, they were due back in for training on Tuesday as preparations begin for the Cup final.

"So we're not going to count everything, it's about what we did".

  • Julie Sanders