Pep Guardiola's Treble Chasing Manchester City On The Cusp Of English Immortality

Tanya Simon
May 13, 2019

Liverpool's only loss was to City at Etihad Stadium on January 3 and the team hasn't dropped any points since March 3, a 0-0 stalemate at Merseyside neighbour Everton that completed a run of four draws in six league games in a five-week span.

The Premier League will wrap up its season this weekend, and if we're lucky, we'll get a final matchday full of drama and excitement that will live up to what has been, quite possibly, the most thrilling title race in the history of the league.

"We have to congratulate Liverpool and say "thanks" because they pushed us so much".

"We've come up against an incredible team, but this team isn't bad as well". Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship.

And after a second-placed finish in 2008/09, Xavi Alonso was allowed to leave for Real Madrid.

And, for 21 minutes last night, that unlikely scenario played out.

Liverpool got off to a dream start on the day as Trent Alexander-Arnold, provider of so many goals in recent weeks, was at it again, putting a low cross in for the unmarked Sadio Mane, who finished easily. "Blow the whistle now ref!", bellowed a Liverpool fan at the back of the room.

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Brighton were pegged back in their own half as Manchester City controlled almost all of the ball and it was no surprise when Laporte put City ahead with a powerful header from a corner eight minutes before halftime.

He has fostered an environment for excellence and given the vast resources Man City have, the structure they have in place at the club and Guardiola leading every key soccer decision, they are set up to dominate for the next decade.

"I'm not anxious", Klopp said. We've kept up with them but we've just fell short.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his side's rivals that the English champions will only get stronger after holding off Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.

City have worked tirelessly to ensure fate remains in our own hands going into the last match - the bottom line is that the Blues don't need a favour from anyone going into the game against Brighton. Chelsea finished third and Tottenham fourth.

Barely 10 minutes after Sadio Mane converted a sweet cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold to put them ahead against Wolves, Liverpool fans were celebrating even more wildly. "There's no changing teams". They could also be the first-ever English team to win a domestic treble if they beat Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley next Saturday.

Liverpool could still end the season with a trophy as they face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

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