Heading into the match, the Reds were just two games away from landing an unprecedented quadruple and City trailed for long spells of the afternoon to leave Anfield on tenterhooks.
Speaking after the match, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was full of praise for his team-mates – but admitted that the outcome was tough to stomach after taking the title race to the wire.
He told Sky Sports: “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. [against Real Madrid].”