August 2, 2022
Liverpool fan says Mo Salah Devastated Man City win as they believe they have won the Premier League

Mohamed Salah thought he had scripted the final chapter of Liverpool’s Premier League title fairy tale with his goal against Wolves, only to have his celebrations turn to despondency after a fan in the crowd told him Manchester City were winning .

Salah, brought in as a substitute, believed he had won the title for the Reds after putting Liverpool ahead at Anfield on the final day of the season, believing City were still held to a draw by Aston Villa.

However, Ilkay Gundogan made a stunning return for Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad moments before after the champions lost 2-0.

Mohamed Salah thought he had won the Premier League title for Liverpool on the final day

Mohamed Salah thought he had won the Premier League title for Liverpool on the final day

A fan (pictured top left) could be seen telling the Egyptian striker that Manchester City were leading after a comeback against Aston Villa at the Etihad.

A fan (pictured top left) could be seen telling the Egyptian striker that Manchester City were leading after a comeback against Aston Villa at the Etihad.

Salah ran towards the Liverpool fans to celebrate with his teammates, but one fan reported City had already taken the lead, holding the score 3-2 on their fingers.

The Egyptian’s jubilant expression quickly dropped as he turned away from the stands, looking completely dejected.

News of the two Aston Villa goals had sent a buzz through Anfield as roaring fans lifted their side.

The second-half substitute put Liverpool ahead in the 84th minute against Wolves

The second-half substitute put Liverpool ahead in the 84th minute against Wolves

Salah immediately turned away from the stands as his celebrations turned into despondency

Salah immediately turned away from the stands as his celebrations turned into despondency

News that Gundogan had collected one for his league rivals then slowly filtered through the Liverpool crowd with audible sighs.

As news broke that Rodri had pulled level at the Manchester side, noise levels inside Anfield dropped noticeably, with nerves among Reds fans reaching an all-time high.

However, City’s winner didn’t seem to elicit much reaction from the Liverpool crowd, with the fans’ disappointment seemingly going unnoticed by the players as they desperately searched for a winner.

Coming off the bench in the 58th minute, the last thing Salah knew of his defending rivals’ scoreline was that Aston Villa were leading 1-0 and he was clearly unaware that his goal was ultimately worthless.

The striker ran to the home fans to celebrate what he thought was a title-winning goal

The striker ran to the home fans to celebrate what he thought was a title-winning goal

The Liverpool crowd celebrated as news of Aston Villa's 2-0 lead headed to Anfield

The Liverpool crowd celebrated as news of Aston Villa’s 2-0 lead headed to Anfield

Liverpool’s clash with Wolves was a must win, with the Reds also needing City to stumble against Reds legend Steven Gerrard’s side.

The Reds held their end of the bargain as goals from Sadio Mane, Salah and Andrew Robertson sealed a 3-1 win after falling shockingly behind Pedro Neto’s opener by just three minutes.

Meanwhile, Gerrard and Co appeared to have provided a lifeline for the boss’ former side when Matty Cash headed in a surprise opener to send shockwaves around the Etihad.

City still held the lead heading into the second half, but that quickly changed when ex-Reds star Phillipe Coutinho made it 2-0 for Villa.

Pedro Neto appeared to crush Liverpool's title dreams as he put Wolves ahead in three minutes

Pedro Neto appeared to crush Liverpool’s title dreams as he put Wolves ahead in three minutes

Sadio Mane restored the Reds’ chances by equalizing for Jurgen Klopp’s side from a sublime pass from Thiago on 24 minutes

The Brazilian’s goal meant his former club were on the verge of glory if they could take the lead against Wolves – and Salah believed he had done just that.

However, unbeknownst to the Liverpool star, the Manchester club had fought back to produce one of the most remarkable Premier League finals of all time.

City scored three goals in the space of a crazy five minutes and won their second successive title.

Guardiola’s decision to introduce Ilkay Gundogan proved to be a masterstroke, with the midfielder netting them a goal in the 76th minute.

Aston Villa took a lead at the Etihad as Matty Cash opened the scoring after 37 minutes

Aston Villa took a lead at the Etihad as Matty Cash opened the scoring after 37 minutes

Philippe Coutinho then doubled Villa's lead and left Liverpool needing a goal to snatch the title

Philippe Coutinho then doubled Villa’s lead and left Liverpool needing a goal to snatch the title

Ilkay Gundogan pulled one back to spark a sensational comeback for Pep Guardiola's side

Ilkay Gundogan pulled one back to spark a sensational comeback for Pep Guardiola’s side

Rodri then netted home a superb equalizer with a weak effort from the edge of the box two minutes later, before Gundogan netted the all-important winner nine minutes from time to ensure City were champions again.

Despite Anfield’s win, Klopp’s side missed the title by a point against City for the second time as the Citizens won their fourth Premier League in five years.

Salah’s goal finally meant something as it brought him level with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in the Golden Boot standings.

The pair ended the season with 23 goals after the South Korean netted twice in Spurs’ 5-0 rout of Norwich, but the prize was a mere consolation prize for Salah.

Salah put on a slightly disappointed figure despite sharing the Golden Boot with Son Heung-min

Salah put on a slightly disappointed figure despite sharing the Golden Boot with Son Heung-min

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