Man City are English champions: Liverpool give Klopp a victory as a big farewell

Man City are English champions
Liverpool give Klopp a win as a big farewell

Liverpool FC celebrated an emotional victory in their last appearance under Jürgen Klopp. The outgoing coach experienced an extraordinary 90 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers. In the parallel games, Manchester City became the first Premier League club to win their fourth championship in a row in a long-distance duel with Arsenal FC.

With a victory that was insignificant in terms of sport, but with great emotions, team manager Jürgen Klopp said goodbye to Liverpool FC after nine years and numerous successes. In the last game under the direction of the German coach, the Reds won 2-0 (2-0) against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield Road.

In terms of sport, Klopp was no longer interested in winning the League Cup in his farewell season after the early end of all Premier League title dreams and the exit from the Europa League. “People call it the ‘Last Dance’ – so let’s dance,” Klopp said on Sky before the game. Alexis Mac Allister (34th) and Jarell Quansah (40th) gave the 56-year-old a deserved victory after being red against Nélson Semedo (28th).

Things got emotional even before kick-off. After Liverpool’s team bus fought its way through crowds of people and clouds of red smoke on the way to the stadium, Klopp looked at the fans shortly before the start of the game, put his hand on his chest and listened to the legendary “You’ll Never Walk Alone” one last time. His wife Ulla sang along in the stands with a Liverpool scarf in her hands.

The fans paid homage to their icon with a gigantic choreography, “JURGEN” could be read across the entire back straight. After 491 games, Klopp is leaving a deep mark on Anfield. Among other things, he won the Champions League with the club in 2019, the Premier League in 2020 and reached two more finals in the premier class (2018, 2022). The Dutchman Arne Slot will succeed the former Dortmund coach. Klopp will at least remain with the Reds as an ambassador for the LFC Foundation.

Havertz’s winning goal is not enough for Arsenal

Manchester City’s star ensemble made English football history with their fourth championship title in a row. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team completed the historically unique series with a final 3:1 (2:1) against West Ham United.

With German keeper Stefan Ortega in goal, ManCity celebrated its tenth championship. In the long-distance duel, second-placed Arsenal, with national striker Kai Havertz, lost out and missed out on their first triumph in 20 years. At the same time, the Gunners won 2-1 (1-1) against Everton thanks to Kai Havertz’s late winner (89th minute) and finished as runners-up, two points behind.

Double packer Phil Foden (2nd/18th) was the hero of the evening for the Citizens. Rodri (59th) made things clearer again after Mohammed Kudus (43rd) caused tension again with his goal for the Hammers. In the FA Cup final on Saturday against city rivals Manchester United, Guardiola’s team is still aiming for another double.

In London, Arsenal even initially fell behind when Idrissa Gueye scored (40th). But team manager Mikel Arteta’s team quickly hit back, Takehiro Tomiyasu (43rd) equalized. Havertz turned the game around with his 13th goal of the season.

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