Premier League Betting: Manchester City favourites to retain title after thrilling season

Ross Houston
May 15, 2019

"I do feel however, that if Liverpool fail to win the Champions League, and that is by no means certain, it may hasten Van Dijk's departure". "Frustrated is the word [to sum up losing out]".

"Normally if you get 100 points the tendency is to go down but Liverpool helped us to be consistent".

Liverpool, whose season could still end in glory if they win the Champions League next month, were also praised for the contribution they made to a thrilling race.

"But we have to look on the positive side and remember we are still in Madrid [so] hopefully we can end the season on a high - that's what we are going to try to do".

The squad have been given the green light to travel as long as they do not take a long-haul flight and have been asked to report back at Melwood next Monday.

Cox said the key for players was knowing they did all they could and, by posting the highest points tally not to win the title in history, Liverpool have certainly done that.

"One-nil Brighton opened the door for them". Unfortunately it's hard walking around, saying thank you to the fans and we've got nothing to give back to them because they've been outstanding all season.

Part of the focus for Klopp and his staff at the training camp will be to make sure there is no subconscious hangover from missing out domestically and to get players' minds focussed in order to mark this season with something tangible.

"But we play in a league with other very good teams".

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker have been tied down to long-term contracts.

"The good thing is that City know we're here now and we're not going anywhere".

Not only that but Pep Guardiola's insatiable team were already thinking beyond the magnificent 2018-19 campaign and contemplating a third straight English title win next season with the Spaniard having said they will get even better.

Rival fans will mock them, but this Liverpool side has been seriously impressive.

Liverpool FC are looking to win the European Cup for the sixth time when the Reds taken on Spurs in the Champions League showpiece on Saturday 1 June.

Shankly won three league titles on Merseyside in the pre-Premier League era and built the foundations for two decades of dominance that endured even after he departed. They helped to push us and to increase our standards from last season.

"To do what he's done here now in this last two years is unprecedented, it's incredible".

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