Klopp ‘proud’ of Liverpool after Premier League title bid falls short – video

Jürgen Klopp said he is proud of his squad for the season they played, but disappointed they couldn't usurp Manchester City to the Premier League title on the final day. Liverpool needed a win and for City to lose to secure the trophy, however with both clubs winning, it slipped through their hands. City defeated Aston Villa 3-2 at Etihad Stadium and Klopp said he thought the visitors had equalised late in the match, only to realise it was false hope.

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Manchester City’s Premier League title in Pep Guardiola’s own words – video

Manchester City have finished top of the Premier League for the second consecutive year after a dramatic final day that saw them beat Aston Villa 3-2. Their successful season saw them earn 29 victories in 38 matches. City manager, Pep Guardiola, was determined throughout the entire campaign that they would fight to retain the title and set out to earn 'an incredible amount of points', something they achieved again. This is Guardiola's fourth Premier League title with City

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Trust, stability and breakfast chats: how Guardiola delivered another title | Jamie Jackson

Manchester City are set up to serve their manager and close contact with key club figures is pivotal to his happiness

This is the story of a Manchester City title triumph that is about trust, faith, mutual respect, working in concert and, most of all, excellence. It is a tale of how Pep Guardiola oversaw what those close to the manager view as his team’s finest season, better even than the record-breaking 100-point first title triumph of 2017-18 or last season’s, when he had to reset the side after an insipid 1-1 draw at home to West Brom.

It could not have had Sunday’s happiest of endings without Guardiola’s close relationship with Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the chairman, with whom he speaks before and after every match. Nor without the daily breakfasts at the training campus in an area of the cafeteria across from the players where in attendance are Guardiola, his No 2 Juanma Lillo, the director of football Txiki Begiristain, the CEO Ferran Soriano and Manuel Estiarte, the manager’s closest adviser.

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David Moyes furious as West Ham fail to qualify for Europa League

West Ham missed the chance to snatch a dramatic Europa League return after squandering a lead to lose 3-1 to Brighton at the Amex Stadium. David Moyes’s side, who suffered semi-final heartbreak in the continental competition just over two weeks ago, were on course to leapfrog Manchester United into sixth position after Michail Antonio’s stunning 40th-minute opener.

However second-half strikes from Joël Veltman, Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck turned the game in Brighton’s favour to prevent West Ham capitalising on Manchester United losing 1-0 at Crystal Palace.

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