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The curtains fell on the Premier League 2018-19 season, with Manchester City successfully retaining their English crown. The Citizens registered 98 points from 38 games, putting them just one point ahead of their closest rivals, Liverpool.
The Manchester-based club won 32 games in the league this season, while losing two and drawing four.
Liverpool, one the other hand, were last crowned as the Champions of England back in 1990 and are still waiting for their first league trophy in the Premier League era. The Reds recorded their highest ever points tally in the Premier League this campaign, but it proved insufficient to end their long-standing drought.
The Merseysiders were leading Pep Guardiola's troops in the Premier League table till late January, however, four draws in six games between late January and early March saw the Reds lose control of the title race, giving their destiny in the hand of the Citizens.
The Reds won all of their last nine league games but that proved inadequate to throw City from the summit, who also registered victories in all of their last 14 games.
The heart of the matter
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher said that Liverpool will regret not beating Manchester City in the league this season.
“The only thing Liverpool can look back at and regret is they didn’t beat City.
“You can’t expect other people to take points off City if you don’t do it yourselves and Liverpool only took one from six against City.
“Next season they have to look at those games as cup finals and beat them, although that's easier said than done!”
“You can understand the Liverpool players and manager will be a bit flat as when they look back on this they would want something to show for their efforts.”
Liverpool will square up against Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Champions League on June 2, whereas, Manchester City will be looking forward to winning another trophy when they face Watford in the final round of the FA Cup on May 18.Published 13 May 2019, 00:28 IST