The moment a Liverpool fan tells devastated Mo Salah Manchester City are WINNING 3-2… seconds after he raced to the crowd thinking he’d scored the goal that would win the Premier League!
- Mohamed Salah scored in the 84th minute to put Liverpool ahead at Anfield
- The Egyptian thought his goal had clinched the Premier League title for the Reds
- But Manchester City had taken the lead against Aston Villa just moments before
- One Reds fan could be seen signalling City’s scoreline to the Liverpool players
- Salah instantly stopped celebrating and his expression dropped to devastation
Mohamed Salah thought he had scripted the final chapter of Liverpool’s Premier League title fairytale with his goal against Wolves, only for his celebrations to turn to dejection after a fan in the crowd told him Manchester City were winning.
Salah, brought on as a substitute, thought to have won the title for the Reds after he put Liverpool into the lead at Anfield on the final day of the season, believing City were still being held to a draw by Aston Villa.
However, Ilkay Gundogan had completed a stunning comeback for Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad just moments before after the champions had fallen 2-0 behind.
Mohamed Salah thought he had won the Premier League title for Liverpool on the final day
One fan (pictured in the top left corner) could be seen telling the Egyptian forward that Manchester City were leading
Salah raced over to the Liverpool fans to celebrate with his team-mates but one fan signalled that City had already gone ahead, holding up the scoreline on his fingers.
The Egyptian’s jubilant expression quickly dropped as he turned away from the stands looking utterly dejected.
News of Aston Villa’s two goals sent a buzz through Anfield as the roaring fans lifted their side.
The second-half substitute put Liverpool ahead in the 84th minute against Wolves
Salah instantly turned away from the stands as his celebrations turned into dejection
Word that Gundogan had clawed one back for their league rivals slowly filtered through the Liverpool crowd with the sighs audible.
As the news that Rodri had pulled the Manchester side level, the noise levels inside Anfield noticeably dropped with the Reds supporters’ nerves hitting an all-time high.
However, City’s winner did not appear to trigger a big reaction from the Liverpool crowd with the fans’ disappointment seemingly going unnoticed by the players as they desperately searched for a winner.
The forward raced over to the home fans to celebrate what he thought was a title-winning goal
Coming off the bench in the 58th minute, the Salah knew of their title rivals’ scoreline was that Aston Villa were 1-0 ahead and he was clearly unaware that his goal ultimately stood for nothing.
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 up their end of the bargain as goals from Sadio Mane, Salah and Andrew Robertson sealed a 3-1 win after they shockingly fell behind to Pedro Neto’s opener just three minutes in.
Meanwhile, Gerrard and Co appeared provided the boss’s former side with a lifeline when Matty Cash headed in a surprise opener to send shockwaves around the Etihad.
City still held the advantage heading into the second half, yet 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
Sadio Mane restored the Reds’ chances as he levelled for Jurgen Klopp’s side from a sublime pass from Thiago at 24 minutes
The Brazilian’s goal meant his old club were on the cusp of glory if they could take the lead against Wolves – and Salah thought he had done just that.
However, the Manchester club fought back to produce one of the most remarkable Premier League finales of all time, scoring three goals in the space of five crazy minutes and storming to their second consecutive title.
Guardiola’s decision to introduce Ilkay Gundogan proved a masterstroke, with the midfielder pulling a goal back for them in the 76th minute.
Aston Villa snatched 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
Ilkay Gundogan pulled one back to spark a sensational comeback for Pep Guardiola’s side
Rodri then slotted home a superb equaliser with a low effort from the edge of the area two minutes later, before Gundogan netted the all-important winner with nine minutes remaining to ensure City were champions again.
Despite the Anfield victory, Klopp’s side missed out on the title by one point to City for the second time as the Citizens won their fourth Premier League in five years.
Salah’s goal did ultimately stand for something as it brought him back level again with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min in the Golden Boot standings.
The duo finished to season on 23 goals after the South Korean netted twice in Spurs’ 5-0 rout over Norwich, but the award was a mere consolation prize for Salah.
Salah cut a slightly disappointed figure despite sharing the Golden Boot with Son Heung-min