​Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said that Liverpool 'did not deserve' to finish second in the Premier League this season, saying that the exceptional opposition makes their last-day title win all the sweeter. 


Kompany's side required 98 points to clinch the title, a total that would normally see them win it comfortably, but they were pursued all the way by a Liverpool side who amassed the best points total ever recorded by a runner up. 


City got there in the end, with their ​4-1 win over Brighton on Sunday eventually putting it to bed on the last day of the season, but Kompany was full of praise for Jurgen Klopp's Reds, speaking to ​City's website after the match. 

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​Liverpool were exceptional this year and I don’t mean to rub it in – it is what it is," the Belgian said. "They didn’t deserve to be second this year. But it only makes me that much more happy that we’ve been up against such a good team and when our backs were against the wall we kept finding the results.


“We won at the Etihad against Liverpool and I think that made the difference and once we got our noses in front, we were able to stay in front – I’m so happy for myself, the team and our fans.”

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With the finishing line in the title race now in the rear-view mirror, ​City will turn their attentions to the FA Cup final against Watford, while Liverpool travel to Madrid on 1st June to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.