Mohamed Salah says the Liverpool team was split on how they wanted to win the title ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Chelsea.
Liverpool were just two points away from winning the league before Pep Guardiola’s City travelled to Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City had to win to keep the title race alive, but failed to do so, handing the championship to Liverpool, without them having to kick a ball.
The Liverpool team got together on the day to watch the match, and celebrated their title win after the final whistle was blown at Chelsea.
But Salah says some of his team-mates wanted Chelsea to lose so that the title race was still alive for Thursday night’s clash between Liverpool and City – as the Reds could have won the league by beating last season’s champions themselves.
“I think everyone was excited to watch the game [Chelsea vs Man City] together,” Salah told Sky Sports.
“Some players wanted to win against Man City and win the Premier League there and some players said ‘No, let’s win it now and celebrate together’.
“It was an unbelievable feeling, when Chelsea scored the second one, it was like ‘Wow’, it was a party.
“We tried to keep the distance but it doesn’t work sometimes but we did our best.”
City play host to Liverpool on Thursday, in what is Liverpool’s first fixture since being crowned Premier League champions.
Guardiola’s men gave Liverpool a guard of honour as they made their way onto the pitch for the match, as is tradition in the English top-flight.
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