Title-winning stage left at Anfield after City beat Liverpool to Premier League title

Title-winning stage left at Anfield after City beat Liverpool to Premier League title

- Title-winning stage was left unused at Anfield after Man City beat Liverpool to EPL title

- Premier League chiefs provided winners' stage backstage at Anfield just in case Man City fail to win

- A similar scenario played out in 2012, when Man City beat rivals Man United on goal difference

Liverpool were forced to keep an unused stage at one of the corridor of Anfield after Man City claimed the EPL title paying away at Brighton.

According to UK Sun report, Premier League eggheads positioned a purple-branded trophy stage ready at Anfield for their game with Wolves on Sunday, May 12, but it was not put to use

Images emerged of the small platform, with the Premier League logo and "Champions 2018/19" boldly written on both side.

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Equally, another stage was sent to Brighton's Amex Stadium, where Man City captain Vincent Kompany was presented the EPL silverware for the fourth time in eight seasons.

The league body showcased that they were ready for any eventuality as they could have quickly be erected on the pitch had Liverpool won with City finishing with a draw or defeat.

Interestingly, a similar scenario played out had similar issues in 2012, when City beating Man United on goal difference.

In the past, a Premier League trophy was lifted at Anfield when Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn Rovers carted home the silverware in 1995.

There were also been final-day drama in the English topflight in 1996, 1999, 2010 and 2014, but the lead has never changed.

The last fixtures of the season saw Manchester City fall 1-0 in the early stages of the match, courtesy of Glenn Murray's near-post header in Brighton, putting Kop fans on the edge of their seats.

However, the lead could only last for about 83 seconds as Sergio Aguero netted a leveller, before Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and a top-class free kick from Ilkay Gundogan sealed the vital three points with a 4-1 win.

On the other hand, Liverpool defeated Wolves 2-0, but could only finish a point behind Man City.

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Moments after the game, some supporters teased Liverpool that the stage needed collecting for a small sum, as if it was for sale on CraigsList.

"Premier League Champions podium, flat pack ready to collect, need gone asap. Anfield £97.00,” One fan tweeted, even as an Everton fan raised an alarm.

"There's a lorry parked outside Anfield, that's being loaded with a podium, and loads of unused confetti fireworks!"

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Manchester City have been crowned champions of the 2018/19 Premier League season after beating Brighton 4-1 in their last game on Sunday, May 12.

Pep Guardiola's men had to come back from a goal down to score four goals against their opponents thanks to fantastic display by David Silva who gave superb assists.

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