Arsene Wenger explains why Liverpool are the unluckiest team of the season
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Manchester City, who are on the brink of a second Premier League crown, deserve to win the title as they have delivered results when it mattered most over the course of the season, report the Daily Star.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men just need to avoid defeat against West Ham United on the final day of the season to secure first place ahead of Liverpool, due to their vastly superior goal difference.
However, the Citizens have been pushed all the way by the Merseysiders, who squandered their lead at the top courtesy of defeat to Chelsea and a draw with Crystal Palace earlier this week.
A superior squad appears to have swung the pendulum in City’s favour and Wenger, whose own side will finish in fourth spot, congratulated them on their achievement but also admitted Liverpool have been extremely unlucky not to have their name engraved on the trophy.
“It looks like they [City] will win it now. We need a miracle now for them not to win it, congratulations to them.
“I believe it was very tight at the top and very tight at the bottom, a team like Norwich can go down on goal difference so that shows how tight it is.
“It is a season where Manchester City just won it in the end, getting over the line. They won the marathon and turned up in the last 100 yards but they turned up at the right time. They turned up when it mattered.
“It was not easy for them as well Liverpool had an outstanding second part of the season. They might be the most unlucky team of the season because they were very nearly there,” he insisted.
Liverpool were in a commanding position with just three games remaining but only have themselves to blame for their failure, with the capitulation at Crystal Palace set to go down as the defining moment in their season, along with captain Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against Jose Mourinho’s side.
Liverpool have collected just one point in their last two games after a previously unbeaten run of 11 fixtures.