Brendan Rodgers conceded the Premier League title to Manchester City, after a crazy night in South London that saw his Liverpool side throw away a 3-0 lead in the final 11 minutes to draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace yesterday evening.
Never has a team moving top of the Premier League table with one game to play been met with such grief and despair, as Liverpool players were left slumped on the turf, or in Luis Suarez’s case, crying his eyes out at the final whistle.
Liverpool have managed 99 goals over the course of the Premier League season, whilst conceding 49.
One half of that equation is equal to Premier League champions, whilst the other is anything but.
There has been a feeling throughout the season that Liverpool’s defensive vulnerability would come back to haunt them, and it did in spectacular fashion at Selhurst Park.
The Reds’ strikeforce got them out of jail in the 5-3 win at Stoke City, the 4-3 win over Swansea City, and the 6-3 at Cardiff City – and whilst there is no doubting Liverpool have been this season’s great entertainers, a Premier League trophy now looks out of reach.
Manchester City need just four points from their final two home games, and whilst it is not entirely done and dusted yet, Liverpool supporters are hoping for a major shock if they are to claim their first league title in 24 years.
But let us not forget the remarkable progress the Reds have made under Brendan Rodgers this season, and whilst pundits are keen to stress they may never get a better chance to win the league, we at the Football Transfer Tavern don’t agree.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!