Chelsea vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

Chelsea vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

Liverpool were pipped to the title by Manchester City on the final day of last season, finishing with a record 97 points for top-flight runners-up.

Sports Christian Pulisic's first-half goal helped Chelsea beat Manchester City and deliver Liverpool its first English title since 1990.

On Friday, 26 June, Liverpool goalkeeping legend Bruce Grobbelaar - who played 440 games for the Anfield club - compared manager Jurgen Klopp to the great Bill Shankly.

City still has two trophies to play for this season - the FA Cup, which resumes at the weekend at the quarterfinal stage, and the Champions League, with Guardiola's team leading 2-1 after the first leg of its last-16 match with Real Madrid.

Also watching from afar was Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson.

In the last 12 months Liverpool have won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and World Club Cup, but regaining their status as top dogs in England, something that was nearly a given in the 1970s and 1980s, was the priority. "This is for Kenny (Dalglish), for Stevie (Gerrard) - everyone!" he said.

"We'll have a lot more days to look forward to as long as Jürgen's there".

Chelsea vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

"It was really tense for 100 minutes of the City game, I didn't really want to be involved but you are when you watch it".

City manager Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Liverpool.

Newcastle United were last night given every encouragement by Manchester City in advance of Sunday's match.

"We've had the ball more than any team I think, regularly this season in games, the bigger percentage". They deserve to win it and I know the hard work that goes into winning the title.

In Liverpool city centre, the town hall and St George's Hall were lit in red in tribute to the champions.

Ahead of the game, Pep Guardiola at his pre-Chelsea press conference had indicated his team selection for the league match would be weakened with Newcastle in mind: 'We can not deny we have one eye on Newcastle. "I hope they celebrate it, it's all in our hearts and our heads, we do it all together and it's a joy to do this for the fans", Klopp said.

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