Liverpool end season with a win, but fall short of title

Premier League
Sunday 11 May 2014 - 3:00 pm
Anfield
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Liverpool overturned a half-time 1-0 deficit to end the season with another 3 points, but in this remarkable season, it was Man City who edged Liverpool in securing their second Premier League title in 3 years.

Thousands of people were in attendance around the ground and in Liverpool City Centre - hoping for the faint possibility of West Ham getting a result against Man City.

But in the first half it was Liverpool who looked to be struggling with the final day nerves.

Despite the return of Jordan Henderson it was a disjointed first half performance from the reds.

Mid way through the half Martin Skrtel chopped at a Gouffran cross and beat Mignolet to score his 11th goal of the season.  4 of them in our net.

At half time Flanagan was replaced by Cissokho - the news from the Etihad was adding to the woes around the ground.

Coutinho was sent on to replace Joe Allen on the hour mark and within a few minutes Liverpool had turned the game around.

A Steven Gerrard free kick was met by the acrobatic legs of Daniel Agger at the far post to smash in to equalise.  A minute later and an almost identical free kick was this touched in by Sturridge.

Ameobi and Dummett both saw red in the game to end Newcastle's season in disappointing fashion.

Liverpool have enjoyed a terrific late surge since the New Year, including a fantastic 12 victories from the final 14 matches.

Liverpool end on 84 points, two below Liverpool's 86 point high 5 years ago.  Liverpool must keep the nucleus of this side together and strengthen with quality addition - not 'hopefuls for the future'.

The reds travel to Ireland for a post-season warm-down against Shamrock Rovers this mid-week.

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