The wait goes on: Elusive league title evades Liverpool

first_imgThe wait goes on: Elusive league title evades LiverpoolPremier League 2018-19: Liverpool on Sunday defeated Wolverhampton 2-0, but their 29-year-long wait for a Premier League title continues as Manchester City finished with finished better with a point more than The Reds’ best 97 points to win the title.advertisement Next Associated Press LiverpoolMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 22:47 IST Premier League final: Liverpool missed the title by one point to Manchester City. (AP Photos)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool defeated Wolverhampton on Sunday but still lost the Premier League titleManchester City won the Premier League title with just one point off LiverpoolManchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 in the Premier League finalFor about 20 minutes on an afternoon of extraordinary highs, lows, twists and turns at Anfield, Liverpool thought the wait could finally be ending.Liverpool was leading Wolverhampton Wanderers; Manchester City was drawing, briefly losing, and then only drawing again at Brighton.The Reds were top of the “as it stands” Premier League table, now used widely in this age of instant information, and there was joy unconfined through this iconic stadium.Fans were punching the air and swirling their scarves. The “Allez, Allez, Allez” chant was being sung with gusto.The English league title was – for that brief period- heading back to Liverpool after 29 years.An hour later, after the final whistle blew on the game and on their team’s title hopes, Liverpool fans were still singing but in defiance rather than celebration.Liverpool had won 2-0 and finished a league campaign with 97 points – a total, up until this season, that was more than any other team had managed apart from last year’s record-breaking Manchester City team.It wasn’t enough.City was champion again, by a point.”We shall not be moved,” roared Liverpool fans in The Kop. And they’ll be there again next season, their wait for the biggest prize title in English soccer starting its fourth decade.Also Read | Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2ndAlso Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow Manchester CityFollow Liverpoollast_img read more