Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praises striker Mohamed Salah after his side qualified for the Champions League.
The ‘keeper played a crucial role in helping City to the title, one they won with a record points total of 100 after Gabriel Jesus’ late victor against Southampton on Sunday. I repeat from my last press conference, today 100 percent I feel that I am here.
City have set competition records for wins, goals scored and points acquired during their march to glory in 2017-18, although little of their usual panache was in evidence during a listless opening half at St Mary’s.
Most wins: Antonio Conte’s Chelsea record of 30 wins lasted only one season, with City bringing up their 32nd victory of the season at Southampton on the final day. Achieved. “We had to remove them, they were such a force. The boys are humans, not machines”.
Asked if he would unequivocally commit to being at Spurs come August – given the rumors frequently linking him to some of Europe’s more, shall we say, free-spending clubs – Pochettino once again put the ball in Levy’s court. “We are really looking forward to seeing him develop at City over the coming years”.
But in reality a defeat will also mean they stay up, with Swansea needing to to beat Stoke with a 10-goal swing in their favour in order to stay up. We have finished the way we deserved to finish. It’s been unfortunate, because it’s such a great club.
While Guardiola thinks it is unlikely his team can break their own records next season, he feels his players can still get better.
Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur made a thrilling 5-4 win over Leicester City, who finished ninth.
Guardiola’s men pushed hard in the second half and Raheem Sterling struck the righthand post with a deflected effort before John Stones’ header from the resultant corner was tipped over by Alex McCarthy.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor.
Earliest title success: United’s 2000-01 team held the record, winning the league with five games remaining.
Asked about his future, he said: “I don’t know”.
7 – Sam Allardyce became the first manager to take charge of seven Premier League clubs when he was appointed at Everton, having previously managed Bolton, Newcastle United, Blackburn, West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace.