Henderson: We gave it our all but Man City were better

Henderson: We gave it our all but Man City were better

Henderson: We gave it our all but Man City were better

"There is no doubt in my mind this Manchester City team is the best side we have ever seen in the Premier League", Shearer wrote in his column in The Sun.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said: "Back-to-back (titles) is more hard".

Rather than derail them, the Reds rallied in the years that followed to go on and build a dynasty in English football's top flight.

Liverpool's points tally of 97 would have won the title in 117 of the 120 previous seasons - based on points per game and assuming three points for a win in all previous campaigns.

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Following on from his crowning as PFA Players' Player of the Year last month, Van Dijk was also named Premier League Player of the Season on Sunday in acknowledgment of his imperious form throughout 2018-19.

They haven't quite been able to replicate their scintillating goalscoring exploits from last term in the league, but Guardiola's side have been even more clinical in domestic cup competitions, as well as Europe.

"If they win the Champions League in early June, having finished second, there will be an interesting discussion to be had about who was the best team in England".

When picking his Team of the Year, Crooks included the Dutchman alongside teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane.

"We made 100 points [last season] and had to make 98 this season to retain it, so it means so much".

That is an incredible 23 assists from the two full-backs, showing just how important the buccaneering defenders are to Klopp and his high-octane pressing system.

The champions won a staggering 14 league games in a row, including a 4-1 final day icing on the cake victory away at Brighton, in what is arguably the most impressive of their four Premier League triumphs so far.

Liverpool fans have come close before this season and 2008-09 remains a sore one for supporters.

Van Dijk's influence on Liverpool's season was huge, helping the side to 21 clean sheets which saw goalkeeper Alisson Becker collect the Golden Glove award.

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