Manchester City know Liverpool are 'here to stay', says Andy Robertson


Manchester City, which is backed by Sheikh Mansour and the royal family of Abu Dhabi, captured its second consecutive Premier League title this season and outlasted Liverpool to secure the trophy on the campaign's final matchday.

"Nobody has lost this Premier League, it's been won - and it's been won by an unbelievable team that's set the standard".

The Reds finished on 97 points - the highest final points total of any runner-up in English top-flight history - and with just one loss all season.

And while that may sting for most Liverpool fans, they can take some solace in knowing that they have bettered any of Sir Alex Ferguson's title-winning United sides in terms of points.

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

City categorically deny any wrongdoing but the club's accounts have been the subject of a probe by a Uefa investigatory chamber which is expected to reach its conclusion either late this week or next week.

"The team made so many big steps in the a year ago".

"I never thought that that squad was capable of mounting a challenge for the title like they have and the Champions League".

Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson have smashed Liverpool's previous record for most Premier League assists recorded by a full-back in a single season.

Meanwhile, he noted clearly that the English Premier League remains his dream club if he is asked to choose.

The problem is, Liverpool's incredible season was a one-off; it's hard to see them repeating it, or at the very least they haven't yet had the chance to prove they can, thus leaving no evidence to show they will.

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.

Manchester City may not be allowed to participate in the Champions League soon.

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.