Manchester City forward, Ilkay Gundogan has revealed that he felt pity for Liverpool to have lost the Premier League title with just one point.
He noted that the Reds had an incredible season, which saw them win the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, made the Champions League final and fought for the EPL title till the last day.
Gundogan provided an incredible comeback on the final day of the season to secure the Premier League title for Pep Guardiola’s side.
From the first half until deep into the second half, City were 2-0 down and heading for second place. Gundogan came off the bench and pulled one back.
Rodri levelled for City before Gundogan again completed a six-minute comeback that won the title for the Pep Guardiola side.
Liverpool finished the league season on 92 points, just one behind City, and the Germany international praised and commiserate with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“I know it’s tough to say, but if Liverpool wouldn’t be there and play the way they play, very successful, this league wouldn’t be that attractive,” Gundogan told Sky Sports.
“Even though they finished just one point behind us, they played an incredible season. They pushed us to the limit, it’s a sad day for them but we need to appreciate what they’ve done and especially my former coach.
“We look forward to competing with them next season,” he added.
Gündoğan’s cousin Naz Aydemir, who is raised in Turkey, is a volleyball player for Fenerbahçe and the Turkish women’s national team.
In May 2018, Gündoğan met President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in London, along with Mesut Özil and Cenk Tosun, two other English-based, German-born players of Turkish origin. Gündoğan was criticised for referring to the statesman as “my president”, despite only being a citizen of Germany.
The incident caused political controversy in Germany and Gündoğan was jeered by German fans when playing for the national team weeks later.