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Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool title miss with great message to Man City – but can’t resist Liam Gallagher row

Jamie Carragher, Sky Sports pundit

Jamie Carragher has congratulated Manchester City for being worthy winners of the Premier League title, but could not help getting embroiled in a Twitter row with Liam Gallagher.

City were forced to dig deep to secure the Premier League title after falling 2-0 down at home to Aston Villa. However, three goals in five minutes saw City produce an incredible comeback and steal the league from Liverpool’s grasp. It means City claim a fourth title in five seasons – and the second time they have pipped the Reds by the narrowest of margins.

A clearly emotional Pep Guardiola labelled his players “legends” after their latest success.

Liverpool were also forced to do things the hard way after falling behind to Wolves. Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah earned Jurgen Klopp’s side a win, with Salah thinking at one stage he’s earned Liverpool the title.

And despite seeing their historic quadruple hopes ended, Carragher insists Liverpool can still be proud of their efforts.

“Great achievement, it really is. Looking at Pep Guardiola, he’s quite emotional. In some ways, they wouldn’t have wanted to go through what they have today, but sometimes that makes it sweeter,” Carragher told Sky Sports when asked about City’s title win.

“They had that Aguero moment and this probably won’t be too far behind. It was always going to be tough [for Liverpool] with the position that City found themselves in, but credit to Liverpool. It would just be a cakewalk for City every year if it wasn’t for Liverpool.

“I said before there’d be a party atmosphere here no matter what. But the way things have unfolded today, which was very unexpected, is why it feels a little bit flat. You have to congratulate them, that’s what champions do.”

Carragher praises Liverpool

Liverpool were ultimately undone by eight draws and two defeats over the season.

Yet they can still finish the season off by winning the Champions League on Saturday.

That was the scenario last time Manchester City pipped them to the title in 2019. A week later, the club won the Champions League, beating Tottenham in the final.

History can repeat itself, this time against Real Madrid and Carragher added: “We’ve been in this position before but it’s tough. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough.

“We can’t have too many issues, we did absolutely everything all season right until the last day. If you had said we’d be here in January, we would have bit your hand off. I’m very proud of the boys but it’s over yet, we’ve got another game next week.”

Jamie Carragher in Twitter row with Liam Gallagher

Despite his kind words to City, the Sky Sports commentator could not help getting embroiled in a comical Twitter exchange with Liam Gallagher.

The former Oasis frontman and singer is a well-known City fan and often expresses his views on social media.

After City pipped Liverpool to the Premier League, Gallagher could not resist a pop at Carragher.

Tweeting, Gallagher asked: “What are you saying, Carragher, you b**lend.”

Carragher though did not take the jibe lying down and clearly looked back in anger at the Tweet.

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In his reply, Jamie Carragher said: “I’m saying you’ll never win the Champions League and Oasis are s***e compared the Beatles. That work??”

Gallagher wasn’t finished there either and ended getting into a Twitter rant over Liverpool’s successes this season and Oasis’ success.

You’ll have to read for yourself, but there’s too much X-rated language for us to get into.

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, also had words of congratulations for City, before labelling his Liverpool stars the “best group” he has worked with.