Player ratings, fan reaction & more: Liverpool beat Wolves, but Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

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Player ratings, fan reaction & more: Liverpool beat Wolves, but Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Result

Liverpool played out their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool were well aware they had to beat Wolves and then hope Aston Villa got a result against Manchester City in order for them to win the league title.

However, when all was said and done on Sunday, Liverpool did see off Wolves but Villa could not get the job done vs City, putting an end to the Reds’ quadruple hopes.

Wolves took less than three minutes to find the net. The ball was played over the top, Konate failed to clear it before Raul Jimenez cut the ball back to Pedro Neto:

Sadio Mane then fired Liverpool back on level terms 24 minutes in.

Salah then came on and netted for Liverpool after 83 minutes before Andy Robertson made it 3-1 late in normal time.

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Liverpool player ratings

Alisson (6.5) – Couldn’t do much about the Neto goal. Made several solid saves throughout the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (5) – Was not marking Neto well for his goal. Continued to step up higher than the rest of his backline and with Van Dijk out and Naby Keita as the right-sided central midfielder, it left Liverpool exposed.

Joel Matip (8) – Was excellent going forward once again, creating a number of chances by bringing the ball out of defence and producing some great long balls. Also assisted Salah.

Ibrahima Konate (4.5) – Poor attempt at a clearance which led to Wolves’ opener.

Andy Robertson (6.5) – Scored Liverpool’s third, solid at the other end.

Jordan Henderson (6) – Passing was very accurate, but he was somewhat anonymous defensively in the first half. Began to pull the strings in the second 45.

Keita (5) – Was not at his bets going forward and also did not help out Trent enough defensively.

Thiago (6) – Really clever backheel for the Mane equaliser. Forced off at half-time due to injury.

Diogo Jota (5) – Struggled to have much of an impact on the right.  Off after 58 minutes.

Sadio Mane (7) – Decent power on his equaliser even if it wasn’t very accurate. Continued to cause Wolves issues through the middle.

Luis Diaz (5) – Had a great chance to make it 1-1 nine minutes in but he fluffed his lines. One of his quieter displays.

Substitutes

James Milner (5.5) – Slotted into the game well but didn’t bring the same creativity as Thiago.

Mohamed Salah (7) – Was very bright when he came on and came close to scoring 66 minutes in but was denied by a great tackle. Got his goal 83 minutes in.

Roberto Firmino (5.5) – Gave the ball away several times when he came on but assisted Robertson as well.

Wolves player ratings

Jose Sa (6.5) – Good goal kick to start Wolves’ attack for the opener. Made some great saves, including early in the tie to deny Diaz.  Should have done better with Mane’s goal. Off at half-time due to injury.

Willy Boly (6) – Should have been tighter to Thiago when he set up Mane. Made a great tackle to deny an almost certain Salah goal.

Conor Coady (5) – Poor marking of Mane for his goal.

Toti Gomes (5.5) – Put in a number of good tackles on the floor but was not great in the air.

Jonny (5.5) – Put in several good crosses and created a big chance but none of them came to anything.

Leandro Dendoncker (4) – Looked like he struggled to keep up with the pace of the game.

Ruben Neves (5) – Did not pay enough attention to Thiago’s movement off the ball before he assisted Liverpool’s equaliser.

Joao Moutinho (5) – Gave the ball away several times. Struggled to keep up with the tie as it wore on.

Ait Nouri (4) – Was lacking defensively and offered little going forward.

Pedro Neto (6.5) – Calm finish to put Wolves 1-0 up. Off after 21 minutes due to injury.

Raul Jimenez (6) – Good composure and cross to set up Neto. Unable to repeat the same trick late in the game, this time overhitting a cross to Hwang.

Substitutes

Hee-Chan Hwang (4.5) – Struggled to have much of an impact on the game, unable to emulate Neto’s runs in behind.

John Ruddy (6.5) – Brought on at half-time but settled into the game very well and made several good saves.

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The Premier League table as it stands

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 37 28 6 3 96 24 72 90
2 Liverpool FC 37 27 8 2 91 25 66 89
3 Chelsea FC 37 20 11 6 74 32 42 71
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 21 5 11 64 40 24 68
5 Arsenal FC 37 21 3 13 56 47 9 66
6 Manchester United 37 16 10 11 57 56 1 58
7 West Ham United 37 16 8 13 59 48 11 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 15 6 16 37 40 -3 51
9 Leicester City 37 13 10 14 58 58 0 49
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 37 11 15 11 39 43 -4 48
11 Brentford FC 37 13 7 17 47 54 -7 46
12 Newcastle United 37 12 10 15 42 61 -19 46
13 Crystal Palace 37 10 15 12 49 46 3 45
14 Aston Villa 37 13 6 18 50 51 -1 45
15 Southampton FC 37 9 13 15 42 63 -21 40
16 Everton FC 37 11 6 20 42 61 -19 39
17 Burnley FC 37 7 14 16 33 51 -18 35
18 Leeds United 37 8 11 18 40 78 -38 35
19 Watford FC 37 6 5 26 33 75 -42 23
20 Norwich City 37 5 7 25 23 79 -56 22

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