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Who will win the title today?

Who will win the title today?

Manchester City have had to spend big to win back-to-back Premier League titles but that doesn't explain them being quite as good as this.

Three seasons in and they are still waiting to conquer Europe but what the 48-year-old has achieved in claiming back-to-back Premier League titles is arguably a greater achievement.

Brighton's lead lasted just 83 seconds before Sergio Aguero equalised, and there were to be no more twists and turns after Aymeric Laporte headed them into the lead.

"Liverpool were exceptional this year and I don't mean to rub it in - it is what it is - they didn't deserve to be second this year".

"That was the most hard title because of the quality of Liverpool and the rivalry we faced all season", he said.

Thirty-six goals on the final day of the Premier League ensured that the 2018-19 season was the most prolific of all time in a 38-game season.

Yet Klopp insists his players won't dwell on their agonising near-miss for long because they have a chance for redemption in the Champions League final against Tottenham in Madrid on June 1.

City became the first team since Manchester United in the 2007-08 season to retain the trophy, part of a hat trick of successes for Alex Ferguson's team.

The disappointment of losing out on the title has been somewhat eased by Liverpool reaching their second successive Champions League final.

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The veteran head coach led the Seagulls to automatic promotion from the Championship in 2017 and guided the club to 15th in the Premier League the following year. Liverpool has won five, including 2005, and could move up to third place all-time with their sixth title.

"If we can do it then it'll be a hell of a season".

There was a stylish conclusion to City's title defense when Ilkay Gündogan scored directly from a free kick in the 72nd minute for the team's 95th goal in 38 league matches.

Liverpool suffered a blip in late January and February, held to a series of draws, but they found their form again and relentlessly harried City, finishing with nine straight league wins.

He wins a seven-night holiday in the United Kingdom along with VIP tickets to two Premier League games next season.

It wasn't as joyful for neighbours Manchester United, though, as they suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat to relegated Cardiff.

There were also wins for Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham.

In other action, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth ended the season with an entertaining 5-3 win for Palace, while Southampton and Huddersfield drew 1-1.