Wolves had to weather a storm in the first half, and Leander Dendoncker was vital to their hopes of staying in the game. Liverpool survived a couple of scares after the break but eventually made sure of the win when Mane added his second in the 81st minute, again assisted by Alexander-Arnold whose deep cross was nodded home by the Senegalese at the back post. It doesn't feel like this in the moment, it's not a moment for already telling people what they can think; everybody knows we will go again, 100 per cent.
The race for the league title dominated proceedings during the game, and Liverpool came up just short.
If you'd had asked a Liverpool fan what they thought they'd be crying about at the end of the season back in August it's unlikely they'd have said 'missing out on the title after losing just once'. I don't say it will happen next year, 97 points or whatever, maybe it's not needed, I don't know. Klopp's side registered 97 points and lost just once in 38 games.
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The last day of the season was always going to be tense.
What a season Mane has had. He constantly looked like he wanted goals, perhaps spurred on by his own pursuit for the Golden Boot award, and his two strikes moved him level with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the scoring charts.
Despite the disappointment, it's still been a hugely successful season.
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Starting XI: Rui Patricio (6); Bennett (6), Coady (7), Boly (7); Doherty (7), Dendoncker (7*), Neves (6), Moutinho (6), Jonny (6); Jimenez (6), Jota (5). Subs: Traore 5, Gibbs-White 5, Vinagre 5. That's a boost for the Reds.
"Wolves are intense. They are powerful, energetic, clever, adventurous".
44' Off the crossbar! .
Liverpool's No. 10 has been his side's outstanding attacking player this season and it was fitting that he finished the Premier League campaign with a bang.More news: TSMC to commence mass production of Apple A13 chips this month