Liverpool 3-1 Wolves: Jurgen Klopp's side see the title slip away

Liverpool 3-1 Wolves: Jurgen Klopp’s side see the title slip away at Anfield despite victory as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson all score in a nervy victory at Anfield

  • Liverpool did not manage to lift the Premier League title on Saturday despite beating Wolves 2-1 at Anfield 
  • Champions Manchester City were 2-0 down against Aston Villa but turned it around to 3-2 to win the league
  • Wolves forward Pedro Neto obviously had not read the script, stunning the home crowd with an early goal 
  • Sadio Mane equalised for the hosts midway through the first half, slotting coolly past away goalkeeper Jose Sa
  • Mohamed Salah and defender Andy Robertson struck late on to take three points but it did not prove enough

Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday but saw the title slip away as Manchester City also beat Aston Villa. 

Wolves forward Pedro Neto obviously had not read the script, stunning the home crowd with an early goal after being set up by Raul Jimenez, before Sadio Mane equalised for the hosts midway through the first half, slotting coolly past away goalkeeper Jose Sa.

After Senegalese forward Mane had a second-half strike correctly disallowed for offside, Mohamed Salah scored late on to give the Reds three points but it was not enough as City turned things around at Villa, winning 3-2 after being 2-0 down and taking the league championship.

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 Liverpool saw the title slip away at Anfield on Sunday despite a 3-1 win as Man City stunned Aston Villa with a fine comeback

City were 2-0 down against Steven Gerrard’s side but midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (pictured) score a brace to help make it 3-2

Before the game police officers on horses patrolled the streets around Anfield as red smoke from flares coloured the air

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp looked on intently as his players warmed up on the pitch prior to kick-off on Saturday mid-afternoon

A rousing rendition of club anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before kick-off packed the famous old stadium with huge noise

But Wolves forward Pedro Neto (centre) obviously had not read the script, stunning the home crowd with a third-minute goal

The 22-year-old winger scored his first league goal of the season after just three minutes, turning home Raul Jimenez’ pass

But the Reds’ Senegalese forward Sadio Mane (centre) levelled the game up midway through the first half with a fine finish

A delighted Klopp erupted with emotion on the touchline, fist-pumping to the home fans to celebrate the equaliser joyously

Wolves’ reserve goalkeeper John Ruddy (pictured) replaced No 1 Sa at half-time after the Portuguese stopper was injured

In the second half Mane lifted the ball over Ruddy and the stadium erupted – but the goal was correctly disallowed for offside

Egyptian star Mohamed Salah (centre) came off the bench and made it 2-1, turning home Joel Matip’s header at the back post

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Keita (Firmino 70), Henderson, Thiago (Milner 45); Jota (Salah 58), Mane, Diaz.

Substitutes not used: Kelleher; van Dijk, Tsimikas, Jones, Elliott, Minamino.

Goals: Mane 24, Salah 84, Robertson 89.

Yellow cards: Matip 46.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp.

Wolves (3-5-2): Sa (Ruddy 45); Boly, Coady, Gomes; Jonny, Dendoncker (Trincao 90), Moutinho, Neves, Ait-Nouri; Neto (Hwang 22), Jimenez.

Substitutes not used: Hoever, Mosquera, Marcal, Podence, Chiquinho, Fabio Silva.

Goals: Neto 3.

Manager: Bruno Lage.

Referee: Anthony Taylor. 






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